Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Hidalgo County, NM

Discover affordable housing in Hidalgo County where there are 2+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

King Arthurs Court Apartments

428 Gale St, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045

Pyramid Village

301 Placita Loma, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Chris Madden

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Hidalgo County, New Mexico
$4.61 (+38%) more than New Mexico minimum wage and $9.36 (+129%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Hidalgo 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Hidalgo County, New Mexico.

Go to the New Mexico Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hidalgo County.

How many renters live in Hidalgo County, New Mexico?

The County of Hidalgo County has 4,160 people living in 1,557 households.

There are 1,102 renters living in 457 renter households in this County. Renters make up 26.49 percent of the population living in Hidalgo County.

What is the rental market like in Hidalgo County, New Mexico?

There are an estimated 2,215 housing units in the Hidalgo County area. Of these, 510 units are rental homes, making up 23 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Hidalgo County?

The rental vacancy rate in Hidalgo County is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Hidalgo County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hidalgo County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 94 127 151 82
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hidalgo County

A large number of apartments in Hidalgo County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Hidalgo County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 45 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 17 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Hidalgo County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $627 to $1,488. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $627
One BR $707
Two BR $877
Three BR $1,236
Four BR $1,488
2024 Fair Market Rents in Hidalgo County, New Mexico

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Hidalgo County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 90 96 percent
Two BR 99 78 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Hidalgo County, New Mexico

How many affordable rental units are in Hidalgo County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Hidalgo County, New Mexico including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 28
Public Housing 98
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 27
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Hidalgo County, New Mexico

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Hidalgo County, New Mexico

Hidalgo County features 128 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 Hidalgo County, New Mexico

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hidalgo County, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hidalgo County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Hidalgo County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hidalgo County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $789 and $965.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.