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There are 0 low-income apartments in Pecos that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 32 low-income homes in Pecos where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Pecos, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Bernalillo County Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Northern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Housing Authority of the County of San Miguel Public Housing
Housing Authority of San Miguel County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New Mexico Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Pecos.

Pecos, New Mexico Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Pecos, New Mexico

Pecos features 32 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 Pecos, New Mexico

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pecos.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pecos, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pecos landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Pecos.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pecos, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $716 and $875.

2023 Pecos, 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
Pecos, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $676 $704 $795 $1,055 $1,254
Pecos, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $608 to $744 $634 to $774 $716 to $875 $950 to $1,161 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pecos, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.55%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $19,504 ±$10,915
Median Rent $620 ±$114
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.85% ± 16.68pp
Total Population 1,409

Population and Household Demographics

Pecos is a city in San Miguel County, New Mexico with a population of 1,409. There are 599 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 32.55% of households in Pecos are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pecos

The median gross income for households in Pecos is $19,504 a year, or $1,625 a month. The median rent for the city is $620 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pecos, a household making less than $2,067 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Pecos.

Area Median Income In Pecos

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 Pecos, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Miguel County.

In Pecos, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Pecos

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 Pecos

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pecos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pecos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pecos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,200 $41,350 $46,500 $51,650 $55,800 $59,950 $64,050 $68,200