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Affordable Housing In Dona Ana County
New Mexico

49 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dona Ana County

El Camino Real Apartments

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

Montana Senior Village II

355 Montana Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Paseo del Oro Apartments

4350 Elks Drive
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Vista Del Rey Apartments

855 Valle Vista Dr
Sunland Park, New Mexico
Subsidized

Saint Genevieves Village

1700 Mulberry Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Valle Verde Apartments

346 Baines St
Hatch, New Mexico
Subsidized

Burley Court

1401 Burley Ct
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Subsidized

Montana Meadows Apartments

201 Montana Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Subsidized

Robledo Ridge

1519 Medina Dr.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Subsidized

Highland Park Apartments

2013 S Triviz Dr
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Dona Ana County

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 Dona Ana County, New Mexico

There are 49 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,774 affordable apartments for rent in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Dona Ana County features 1,167 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 1,583 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 $661 and $807.

2021 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
Fair Market Rent $571 $603 $734 $1,050 $1,262
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.

Dona Ana County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 49
Total Low Income Apartments 2,774
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,167
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 $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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
50% of Median $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
80% of Median $30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950

Cities In Dona Ana County

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City Served By
Anthony The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Anthony are the Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana and Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority.
Berino The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Berino are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Chamberino The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chamberino are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Chaparral The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chaparral are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Doña Ana The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Doña Ana are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Fairacres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairacres are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Garfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garfield are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Hatch The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hatch are the Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana and Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority.
La Mesa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Mesa are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
La Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Union are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Las Cruces The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Las Cruces are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Mesilla The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mesilla are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Mesquite The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mesquite are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Organ The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Organ are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Placitas The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Placitas are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Radium Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Radium Springs are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Rincon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rincon are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Rodey The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rodey are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Salem are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
San Miguel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Miguel are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
San Pablo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Pablo are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
San Ysidro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Ysidro are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Santa Teresa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Teresa are the Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana and Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority.
Sunland Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunland Park are the Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana, Housing Authority of the City of Sunland Park and Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority.
University Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve University Park are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
Vado The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vado are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.
White Sands The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve White Sands are the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.