Affordable Housing In Dona Ana County
New Mexico

Affordable Housing programs support 1,208 income based apartments in Dona Ana County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,676 affordable apartments in Dona Ana County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dona Ana County, New Mexico

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Dona Ana County. Go to the New Mexico Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Dona Ana County.

Paseo del Oro Apartments

4325 Elks Drive
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

El Camino Real Apartments

21 Chile Capital Street
Hatch, New Mexico
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Desert Hope Apartments

1310 Pecos St
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Homeless Supportive Housing
Rent Assisted

Valle Verde I Apartments

350 Bianes St
Hatch, New Mexico
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Montana Senior Village II

355 Montana Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Affordable

Alta Tierra Apartments

1500 E Madrid Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Call For Rent
1 BR
Affordable

Tres Arboles

1011 Ash Avenue
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Income Based
1-4 BR

Cimmaron II Apartments

801 N Fourth St
Anthony, New Mexico
$521-595
2-3 BR

Vista Del Rey Apartments

855 Valle Vista Dr
Sunland Park, New Mexico
Rent Assisted

Saint Genevieves Village

1700 Mulberry Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Dona Ana County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Dona Ana County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Anthony, NM Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Anthony.
Affordable Housing In Hatch, NM Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Hatch.
Affordable Housing In Las Cruces, NM Affordable Housing programs support 24 apartment communities in Las Cruces.
Affordable Housing In Santa Teresa, NM Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Santa Teresa.
Affordable Housing In Sunland Park, NM Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Sunland Park.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 New Construction
Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the New Mexico Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dona Ana County.

Dona Ana County, New Mexico Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Dona Ana County features 1,208 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 Dona Ana County, New Mexico

There are 1,676 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dona Ana County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dona Ana County, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dona Ana County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dona Ana County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dona Ana County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $804 and $982.

2023 Dona Ana County, 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
Dona Ana County, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $715 $772 $893 $1,269 $1,459
Dona Ana County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $644 to $787 $695 to $849 $804 to $982 $1,142 to $1,396 $1,313 to $1,605

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dona Ana County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 2,992
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,208
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.80
Median Household Income $38,853 ±$1,605
Median Rent $709 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.03% ± 2.95pp
Total Population 213,963

Population and Household Demographics

Dona Ana County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 213,963. There are 74,762 households in the county with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 35.2% of households in Dona Ana County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dona Ana County

The median gross income for households in Dona Ana County is $38,853 a year, or $3,238 a month. The median rent for the county is $709 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dona Ana County, a household making less than $2,363 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Dona Ana County.

Area Median Income In Dona Ana County

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.

In Dona Ana County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,800

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 Dona Ana County

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 Dona Ana County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dona Ana County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,400 $37,850 $40,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dona Ana County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,500 $32,950 $35,400 $37,850 $40,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dona Ana County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,200 $39,050 $43,950 $48,800 $52,750 $56,650 $60,550 $64,450