Affordable Housing In Eagle Nest
Colfax County, New Mexico

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Eagle Nest, 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 Eagle Nest, New Mexico

Housing Authority Programs
Northern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Eagle Nest, New Mexico

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

Income Based Apartments in Eagle Nest, New Mexico

Eagle Nest 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 Eagle Nest, New Mexico

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Eagle Nest, New Mexico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Eagle Nest, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $799.

2022 Eagle Nest, 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
Eagle Nest, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $550 $560 $726 $897 $1,012
Eagle Nest, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $504 to $616 $653 to $799 $807 to $987 $911 to $1,113

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Eagle Nest, 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 20.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.86
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $32,656 ±$5,743
Median Rent $757 ±$230
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.82% ± 79.22pp
Total Population 264

Population and Household Demographics

Eagle Nest is a city in Colfax County, New Mexico with a population of 264. There are 109 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 20.18% of households in Eagle Nest are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Eagle Nest

The median gross income for households in Eagle Nest is $32,656 a year, or $2,721 a month. The median rent for the city is $757 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Eagle Nest, a household making less than $2,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Eagle Nest.

Area Median Income In Eagle Nest

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 Eagle Nest, the AMI is calculated from all households within Colfax County.

In Eagle Nest, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,900

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 Eagle Nest

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 Eagle Nest

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Eagle Nest 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 Eagle Nest 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 Eagle Nest 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