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Affordable Housing In Otero County
New Mexico

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Otero County

Villa De Tularosa Senior Housing

1205 Monte Vista Ave
Tularosa, New Mexico
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Azotea Senior Apartments Homes

2400 1st St
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Cottonwood Commons

1200 Jefferson Ave
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Plaza Hacienda Homes

900 7th St
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Las Rosas II Apartments

1513 Fairview Rd
Tularosa, New Mexico
Subsidized

First Street and Scenic Blvd

First St and Scenic Blvd
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Sacramento Apartments

94 Glorietta
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Subsidized

Otero Village Apartments

2553 1st St
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Las Rosas Apts

1519 Fairview
Tularosa, New Mexico
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Housing Authorities that serve Otero County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Otero County, New Mexico

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 517 affordable apartments for rent in Otero County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Otero County, New Mexico

Otero County features 317 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 Otero County, New Mexico

There are 200 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Otero County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Otero County, New Mexico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Otero County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2021 Otero 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
Otero County, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $601 $664 $757 $1,083 $1,311
Otero County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $541 to $661 $598 to $730 $681 to $833 $975 to $1,191 $1,180 to $1,442

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Otero County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 517
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 317
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $39,775 ±$1,700
Median Rent $791 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.91% ± 4.52pp
Total Population 65,318

Population and Household Demographics

Otero County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 65,318. There are 23,668 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 35.7% of households in Otero County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Otero County

The median gross income for households in Otero County is $39,775 a year, or $3,315 a month. The median rent for the county is $791 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Otero County, a household making less than $2,637 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Otero County.

Area Median Income In Otero 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 Otero County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,200

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 Otero 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 Otero County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Otero County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Otero County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,050 $22,900 $25,750 $28,600 $30,900 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Otero County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,050 $36,600 $41,200 $45,750 $49,450 $53,100 $56,750 $60,400

Cities In Otero County

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City Served By
Alamogordo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alamogordo are the Housing Authority of the City of Alamogordo and Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Bent The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bent is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Boles Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boles Acres is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Cloudcroft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cloudcroft is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
High Rolls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves High Rolls is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Holloman AFB The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holloman AFB is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
La Luz The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Luz is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Mayhill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayhill is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Mescalero The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mescalero is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Orogrande The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orogrande is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Pinon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinon is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Sacramento The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sacramento is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Timberon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Timberon is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Tularosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tularosa is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Twin Forks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twin Forks is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Weed The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weed is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.