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Affordable Housing In Los Alamos
Los Alamos County, New Mexico

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Los Alamos

Los Alamos Group Home

2056 Peach St
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mountain Vista Apartments

600 San Ildefonso Rd
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Subsidized

Mesa Del Norte

650 San Ildefonso Rd
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Caballo Peak Apartments

3301 Canyon Rd
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Housing Authorities that serve Los Alamos

Housing Authority Programs
Northern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Los Alamos, New Mexico

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 137 affordable apartments for rent in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Alamos features 61 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 Los Alamos, New Mexico

There are 76 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Los Alamos.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Los Alamos, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Los Alamos landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Los Alamos.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Los Alamos, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,064 and $1,300.

2021 Los Alamos, 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
Los Alamos, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $859 $944 $1,182 $1,583 $2,046
Los Alamos, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $773 to $945 $850 to $1,038 $1,064 to $1,300 $1,425 to $1,741 $1,841 to $2,251

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Los Alamos, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 137
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 61
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $98,458 ±$11,541
Median Rent $921 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.19% ± 9.6pp
Total Population 11,815

Population and Household Demographics

Los Alamos is a city in Los Alamos County, New Mexico with a population of 11,815. There are 5,249 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 32.9% of households in Los Alamos are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Los Alamos

The median gross income for households in Los Alamos is $98,458 a year, or $8,205 a month. The median rent for the city is $921 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Los Alamos, a household making less than $3,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Los Alamos.

Area Median Income In Los Alamos

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 Los Alamos, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Alamos County.

In Los Alamos, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $141,800

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 Los Alamos

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 Los Alamos

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Los Alamos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,400 $30,200 $33,950 $37,700 $40,750 $43,750 $46,750 $49,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Los Alamos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Los Alamos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650