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Affordable Housing In Doña Ana
Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Housing Authorities that serve Doña Ana

Housing Authority Programs
Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Doña Ana, New Mexico

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Doña Ana, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Doña Ana, New Mexico

Doña Ana features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Doña Ana, New Mexico

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Doña Ana.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Doña Ana, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Doña Ana landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Doña Ana.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Doña Ana, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Doña Ana, New Mexico Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Doña Ana, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $571 $603 $734 $1,050 $1,262
Doña Ana, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $514 to $628 $543 to $663 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,136 to $1,388

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Doña Ana, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.36%
Average Renter Household Size 3.52
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $28,996 ±$13,045
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 17.74pp
Total Population 1,313

Population and Household Demographics

Doña Ana is a city in Dona Ana County, New Mexico with a population of 1,313. There are 489 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 25.36% of households in Doña Ana are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Doña Ana

The median gross income for households in Doña Ana is $28,996 a year, or $2,416 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Doña Ana, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Doña Ana.

Area Median Income In Doña Ana

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Doña Ana, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dona Ana County.

In Doña Ana, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,100

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Doña Ana

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Doña Ana

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Doña Ana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Doña Ana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Doña Ana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950