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Affordable Housing In Quay County
New Mexico

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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 129 affordable apartments for rent in Quay County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 106 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Quay County. There are 31 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 Agency that serves Quay County is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Quay County

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1713 S Monroe St
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Monroe Manor is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Tucumcari.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accessible Units
Persons With Disabilities
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N 10th St
San Jon, New Mexico
San Jon Estates is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in San Jon.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Rural Development Rental Assistance
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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606 E McGee Ave
Tucumcari, New Mexico
606 E McGee Ave is a 90 unit low income housing apartment community in Tucumcari.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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601 Garcia
Logan, New Mexico
Kenneth Wallin Apartments Complex is a 7 unit low income housing apartment community in Logan.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Logan.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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10th St
San Jon, New Mexico
San Jon Estates is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community in San Jon.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in San Jon.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Quay County

The Eastern Regional Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Roswell, New Mexico.

Other Housing Authorities located in Quay County

The Housing Authority of the City of Tucumcari is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Quay County, New Mexico

Quay County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties5
Total Low Income Apartments129
Total Rent Assisted Apartments106
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters28.89%
Average Renter Household Size2.58
Total Population8,698
Housing Units3,347
Average Household Size2.59
Median Household Income$29,113 ±$2,095
Median Rent$480 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened28.34% ± 9.62pp

Population and Household Demographics

Quay County is a County in New Mexico with a population of 8,698. There are 3,347 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 28.89% of households in Quay County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Quay County

The median gross income for households in Quay County is $29,113 a year, or $2,426 a month. The median rent for the county is $480 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Quay County, a household making less than $1,600 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.28.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Quay County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 9.62 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Quay 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 Quay County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,200

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 Quay 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.

Quay County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,060$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
50%$18,350$20,950$23,550$26,150$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
80%$29,300$33,500$37,700$41,850$45,200$48,550$51,900$55,250

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 Quay County

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

From 1992 to 1992, 1 low income apartment communities containing 8 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Quay County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Quay 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.

Quay County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$18,350$20,950$23,550$26,150$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
60%$22,020$25,140$28,260$31,380$33,900$36,420$38,940$41,460

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 Quay County is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 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%$459$491$589$680$759$838
60%$551$590$707$816$911$1,005
Fair Market Rents in Quay County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$499$502$667$837$1,075

Cities In Quay County

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Logan1
Nara Visa0
San Jon2
Tucumcari2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tucumcari is the Housing Authority of the City of Tucumcari.