Affordable Housing In Hidalgo County
New Mexico

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hidalgo County

King Arthurs Court Apartments

428 Gale St
Lordsburg, New Mexico
Subsidized

Pyramid Village

301 Placita Loma
Lordsburg, New Mexico
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Hidalgo County, New Mexico

Housing Authority Programs
Western Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hidalgo County, New Mexico

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 128 affordable apartments for rent in Hidalgo County, New Mexico.

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 $653 and $799.

2022 Hidalgo 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
Hidalgo County, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $550 $579 $726 $897 $1,243
Hidalgo County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $521 to $637 $653 to $799 $807 to $987 $1,119 to $1,367

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hidalgo County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 128
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $34,444 ±$4,574
Median Rent $463 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.99% ± 10.2pp
Total Population 4,643

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.

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 $54,300

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.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Hidalgo County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hidalgo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,500 $31,700 $33,900 $36,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hidalgo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,150 $21,850 $24,600 $27,300 $29,500 $31,700 $33,900 $36,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hidalgo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,600 $35,000 $39,350 $43,700 $47,200 $50,700 $54,200 $57,700

Cities In Hidalgo County

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City Served By
Animas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Animas is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Cotton City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cotton City is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Glen Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Acres is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Lordsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lordsburg are the Housing Authority of the City of Lordsburg and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Playas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Playas is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Rodeo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rodeo is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Virden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Virden is the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Windmill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windmill is the Western Regional Housing Authority.