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Affordable Housing In Hidalgo County
New Mexico

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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 128 affordable apartments for rent in Hidalgo County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 128 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 28 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Hidalgo County. There are 28 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 Hidalgo County is the Western Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Hidalgo County

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428 Gale St
Lordsburg, New Mexico
King Arthurs Court Apartments is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community in Lordsburg.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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301 Placita Loma
Lordsburg, New Mexico
Pyramid Village is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Lordsburg.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Hidalgo County

The Western Regional Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Silver City, New Mexico.

Other Housing Authorities located in Hidalgo County

The Housing Authority of the City of Lordsburg is a Public Housing public housing agency in Lordsburg, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Hidalgo County, New Mexico

Hidalgo County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties2
Total Low Income Apartments128
Total Rent Assisted Apartments128
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters32%
Average Renter Household Size2.36
Total Population4,643
Housing Units1,828
Average Household Size2.47
Median Household Income$34,444 ±$4,574
Median Rent$463 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened32.99% ± 10.2pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hidalgo County is a County in New Mexico with a population of 4,643. There are 1,828 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 32% of households in Hidalgo County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hidalgo County

The median gross income for households in Hidalgo County is $34,444 a year, or $2,870 a month. The median rent for the county is $463 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hidalgo County, a household making less than $1,543 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.32.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Hidalgo County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 10.2 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $40,900

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 Hidalgo 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.

Hidalgo County 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 Hidalgo County

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

From 2004 to 2004, 1 low income apartment communities containing 28 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hidalgo County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Hidalgo County 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.

Hidalgo County 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
HERA 50%$18,950$21,650$24,350$27,050$29,250$31,400$33,550$35,750
60%$22,020$25,140$28,260$31,380$33,900$36,420$38,940$41,460
HERA 60%$22,740$25,980$29,220$32,460$35,100$37,680$40,260$42,900

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 Hidalgo County 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$459$491$589$680$759$838
60%$551$590$707$816$911$1,005
Fair Market Rents in Hidalgo County

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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$506$578$667$907$1,065

Cities In Hidalgo County

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Animas0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Animas is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Cotton City0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cotton City is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Glen Acres0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Acres is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Lordsburg2The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lordsburg are the Housing Authority of the City of Lordsburg and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Playas0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Playas is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Rodeo0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rodeo is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Virden0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Virden is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Windmill0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windmill is the Western Regional Housing Authority.