Affordable Housing In Los Alamos County
New Mexico

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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 137 affordable apartments for rent in Los Alamos County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 61 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Los Alamos County. There are 169 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 Los Alamos County are the Taos County Housing Authority and Northern Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Los Alamos County

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2056 Peach St
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Los Alamos Group Home is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Los Alamos.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
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600 San Ildefonso Rd
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Mountain Vista Apartments is a 53 unit low income housing apartment community in Los Alamos.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Rural Development Rental Assistance
Project Based Rental Assistance
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650 San Ildefonso Rd
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Mesa Del Norte is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community in Los Alamos.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Los Alamos.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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3301 Canyon Rd
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Caballo Peak Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Los Alamos.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Los Alamos.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Los Alamos County

The Taos County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Taos, 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 Los Alamos County, New Mexico

Los Alamos County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties4
Total Low Income Apartments137
Total Rent Assisted Apartments61
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters25.82%
Average Renter Household Size2.07
Total Population17,939
Housing Units7,615
Average Household Size2.34
Median Household Income$101,934 ±$5,499
Median Rent$931 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened33.67% ± 9.17pp

Population and Household Demographics

Los Alamos County is a County in New Mexico with a population of 17,939. There are 7,615 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 25.82% of households in Los Alamos County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Los Alamos County

The median gross income for households in Los Alamos County is $101,934 a year, or $8,495 a month. The median rent for the county is $931 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Los Alamos County, a household making less than $3,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.33.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Los Alamos County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 9.17 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Los Alamos 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 Los Alamos County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $128,000

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 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.

Los Alamos County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$22,900$26,150$29,400$32,650$35,300$37,900$40,500$43,100
50%$38,100$43,550$49,000$54,400$58,800$63,150$67,500$71,850
80%$47,600$54,400$61,200$68,000$73,450$78,900$84,350$89,800

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 Los Alamos County

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

From 1996 to 2000, 2 low income apartment communities containing 76 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Los Alamos County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Los Alamos County 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.

Los Alamos County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$38,100$43,550$49,000$54,400$58,800$63,150$67,500$71,850
60%$45,720$52,260$58,800$65,280$70,560$75,780$81,000$86,220

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 Los Alamos County is $58,800 a year, or $4,900 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,900 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,470 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$953$1,021$1,225$1,415$1,579$1,742
60%$1,143$1,225$1,470$1,698$1,895$2,090

Cities In Los Alamos County

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CityListingsServed By
Los Alamos4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Alamos is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
White Rock0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Rock is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.