Affordable Housing In Dona Ana County
56 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dona Ana County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Dona Ana County, New Mexico
|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|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Dona Ana County, New Mexico
There are 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,992 affordable apartments for rent in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
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 $708 and $866.
2022 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||$635||$649||$787||$1,118||$1,315|
|Dona Ana County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range||$572 to $699||$584 to $714||$708 to $866||$1,006 to $1,230||$1,184 to $1,447|
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|
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Dona Ana County
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