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Affordable Housing In Hatch
Dona Ana County,New Mexico

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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 373 affordable apartments for rent in Hatch, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 61 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 36 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Hatch. There are 398 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hatch is the Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana.

Affordable Apartments in Hatch

346 Baines St
Hatch, New Mexico
Valle Verde Apartments is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community in Hatch.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Project Based Rental Assistance
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360 Baines St
Hatch, New Mexico
Valle Verde IIi Apartments is a 25 unit low income housing apartment community in Hatch.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Rural Development Rental Assistance
Project Based Rental Assistance
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360 Bianes St
Hatch, New Mexico
360 Bianes Street is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Hatch.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Hatch.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
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553 Highway 187
Hatch, New Mexico
Falcon Ridge Lp is a 216 unit low income housing apartment community in Hatch.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Hatch.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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908 W Hall
Hatch, New Mexico
Los Caballos Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Hatch.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Hatch.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Hatch

The Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Hatch, New Mexico

Hatch, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties7
Total Low Income Apartments373
Total Rent Assisted Apartments61
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters25.55%
Average Renter Household Size2.65
Total Population1,757
Housing Units497
Average Household Size3.46
Median Household Income$27,212 ±$2,936
Median Rent$473 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened35.43% ± 20.48pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hatch is a City in Dona Ana County, New Mexico with a population of 1,757. There are 497 households in the city with an average household size of 3.46 persons. 25.55% of households in Hatch are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hatch

The median gross income for households in Hatch is $27,212 a year, or $2,268 a month. The median rent for the city is $473 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hatch, a household making less than $1,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.35.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Hatch.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 20.48 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Hatch

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 Hatch, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dona Ana County.

In Hatch, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,900

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 Hatch

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.

Hatch HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,060$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
50%$18,350$20,950$23,550$26,150$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
80%$29,300$33,500$37,700$41,850$45,200$48,550$51,900$55,250

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hatch

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 2003, 4 low income apartment communities containing 106 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hatch by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Hatch by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Hatch Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$18,350$20,950$23,550$26,150$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
60%$22,020$25,140$28,260$31,380$33,900$36,420$38,940$41,460

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Hatch is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
50%$459$491$589$680$759$838
60%$551$590$707$816$911$1,005
Fair Market Rents in Hatch

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$534$612$753$1,095$1,292