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San Miguel County, New Mexico


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Low Income Apartments In Las Vegas

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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.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Las Vegas, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 822
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 440
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Total Population 13,713
Housing Units 5,081
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $23,904 ±$4,345
Median Rent $565 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.05% ± 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
50% of Median $18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $26,850 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
80% of Median $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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $26,850 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
60% of Median $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 AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$628 $660 $817 $1,037 $1,208