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Affordable Housing In Las Vegas
San Miguel County,New Mexico

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There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 822 affordable apartments for rent in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 440 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Las Vegas. There are 754 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 Agencies that serve Las Vegas are the Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas, Housing Authority of the County of San Miguel, Housing Authority of San Miguel County, Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Las Vegas

2525 Ridge Runner Rd
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Vista Gallinas Apartments is a 15 unit low income housing apartment community in Las Vegas.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Project-Based Rental Assistance
Accessible Units
Persons With Disabilities
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200 Mountain View Dr
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Villa Las Vegas is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Las Vegas.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Las Vegas.
Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
Accepts Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
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2505 Collins Dr
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Collins Drive Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Las Vegas.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Section 521 USDA Rental Assistance
Project-Based Rental Assistance
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2351 Moreland St
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Kristin Park Apartments is a 88 unit low income housing apartment community in Las Vegas.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Las Vegas.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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408 Mountain View Dr
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Casa Alegre Apartments is a 42 unit low income housing apartment community in Las Vegas.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Section 521 USDA Rental Assistance
Project-Based Rental Assistance
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Housing Authorities that serve Las Vegas

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

The Housing Authority of the County of San Miguel is a Public Housing public housing agency in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The Housing Authority of San Miguel County is a Section 8 public housing agency in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The Bernalillo County Housing Department is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Northern Regional Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Taos, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Las Vegas, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties12
Total Low Income Apartments822
Total Rent Assisted Apartments440
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters37.98%
Average Renter Household Size2.17
Total Population13,713
Housing Units5,081
Average Household Size2.44
Median Household Income$23,904 ±$4,345
Median Rent$565 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened50.05% ± 8.94pp

Population and Household Demographics

Las Vegas is a City in San Miguel County, New Mexico with a population of 13,713. There are 5,081 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 37.98% of households in Las Vegas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Las Vegas

The median gross income for households in Las Vegas is $23,904 a year, or $1,992 a month. The median rent for the city is $565 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Las Vegas, a household making less than $1,883 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.50.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Las Vegas.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 8.94 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Las Vegas

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 Las Vegas, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Miguel County.

In Las Vegas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,700

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 Las Vegas

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 Las Vegas HUD Rental Assistance in Las Vegas

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,140$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,000$31,150$33,300$35,450
50%$18,800$21,500$24,200$26,850$29,000$31,150$33,300$35,450
80%$30,100$34,400$38,700$42,950$46,400$49,850$53,300$56,700

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 Las Vegas

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

From 1993 to 2002, 6 low income apartment communities containing 290 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Las Vegas by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Las Vegas 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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Las Vegas

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$18,800$21,500$24,200$26,850$29,000$31,150$33,300$35,450
60%$22,560$25,800$29,040$32,220$34,800$37,380$39,960$42,540

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 Las Vegas is $29,040 a year, or $2,420 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,420 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $726 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%$470$504$605$698$779$859
60%$564$605$726$838$935$1,031
Fair Market Rents in Las Vegas

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
$562$573$724$916$1,164