Affordable Housing In Lincoln County
New Mexico

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln County

Ladera Courts

319 Dipaolo Hill Dr
Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Di Paolo Street

Di Paolo St
Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

La Tierra Courtyard Homes

107 Jack Little Dr
Ruidoso, New Mexico

Inspiration Heights

301 Sierra Lane
Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Casa Manana Apts

1101 Avenue D
Carrizozo, New Mexico

Camelot Place Apts

210 Crown Drive
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, New Mexico

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, New Mexico

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 307 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln County, New Mexico

Lincoln County features 127 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 Lincoln County, New Mexico

There are 180 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln County, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lincoln County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lincoln County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincoln County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $701 and $857.

2022 Lincoln 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
Lincoln County, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $610 $627 $779 $994 $1,311
Lincoln County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $549 to $671 $564 to $690 $701 to $857 $895 to $1,093 $1,180 to $1,442

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lincoln County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 307
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 127
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $40,708 ±$2,502
Median Rent $756 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.61% ± 9.34pp
Total Population 19,931

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 19,931. There are 8,479 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 21.03% of households in Lincoln County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln County

The median gross income for households in Lincoln County is $40,708 a year, or $3,392 a month. The median rent for the county is $756 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln County, a household making less than $2,520 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln County.

Area Median Income In Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050

Cities In Lincoln County

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City Served By
Capitan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Capitan is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Carrizozo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carrizozo is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Corona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corona is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Nogal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nogal is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Ruidoso The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ruidoso is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Ruidoso Downs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ruidoso Downs is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.