Affordable Housing In Los Alamos County
New Mexico

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Los Alamos County

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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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Los Alamos 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 Los Alamos County, New Mexico

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 County, New Mexico

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

Income Based Apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico

Los Alamos County 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 County, 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 County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Los Alamos County, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Los Alamos County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Los Alamos County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Los Alamos County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $961 and $1,175.

2022 Los Alamos 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
Los Alamos County, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $774 $850 $1,068 $1,449 $1,842
Los Alamos County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $697 to $851 $765 to $935 $961 to $1,175 $1,304 to $1,594 $1,658 to $2,026

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Los Alamos County, 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 25.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $101,934 ±$5,499
Median Rent $931 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.67% ± 9.17pp
Total Population 17,939

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.

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 $149,500

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.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Los Alamos County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Los Alamos County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,850 $30,700 $34,550 $38,350 $41,450 $44,500 $47,600 $50,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Los Alamos County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$44,750 $51,150 $57,550 $63,900 $69,050 $74,150 $79,250 $84,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Los Alamos County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500

Cities In Los Alamos County

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City Served By
Los Alamos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Alamos is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
White Rock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Rock is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.