Affordable Housing In San Juan County
New Mexico

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There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 901 affordable apartments for rent in San Juan County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 517 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 349 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in San Juan County. There are 823 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 San Juan County are the Housing Authority of the County of San Juan and Northern Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in San Juan County

PO Box 1379
Shiprock, New Mexico
South Shiprock Apartments Inc is a 212 unit low income housing apartment community in Shiprock.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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4701 Hilltop Ct
Farmington, New Mexico
Mosaic Housing Xvi is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Farmington.
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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1600 Cliffside Dr
Farmington, New Mexico
Apple Ridge Apartments is a 81 unit low income housing apartment community in Farmington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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2500 W Apache St
Farmington, New Mexico
Northgate Village Apartments is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Farmington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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Hwy 491 And Navajo Dr
Shiprock, New Mexico
Chaco River Apartments Lp is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Shiprock.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Shiprock.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve San Juan County

The Housing Authority of the County of San Juan is a Section 8 public housing agency in Farmington, 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 San Juan County, New Mexico

San Juan County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties16
Total Low Income Apartments901
Total Rent Assisted Apartments517
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters26.63%
Average Renter Household Size3.12
Total Population125,133
Housing Units40,643
Average Household Size3.04
Median Household Income$48,671 ±$1,608
Median Rent$744 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened39.06% ± 3.85pp

Population and Household Demographics

San Juan County is a County in New Mexico with a population of 125,133. There are 40,643 households in the county with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 26.63% of households in San Juan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Juan County

The median gross income for households in San Juan County is $48,671 a year, or $4,056 a month. The median rent for the county is $744 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Juan County, a household making less than $2,480 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.39.06% of households who rent are overburdened in San Juan County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.85 percentage points.

Area Median Income In San Juan 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 San Juan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,800

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 San Juan 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.

San Juan County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,400$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,780$32,960$36,500$38,850
50%$20,600$23,550$26,500$29,400$31,800$34,150$36,500$38,850
80%$32,950$37,650$42,350$47,050$50,850$54,600$58,350$62,150

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 San Juan County

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

From 1993 to 2005, 8 low income apartment communities containing 431 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in San Juan County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in San Juan 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.

San Juan County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$20,600$23,550$26,500$29,400$31,800$34,150$36,500$38,850
60%$24,720$28,260$31,800$35,280$38,160$40,980$43,800$46,620

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 San Juan County is $31,800 a year, or $2,650 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,650 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $795 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%$515$552$663$765$854$942
60%$618$662$795$918$1,025$1,130

Cities In San Juan County

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CityListingsServed By
Farmington7The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Farmington are the Housing Authority of the County of San Juan and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Shiprock2The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shiprock are the Housing Authority of the County of San Juan and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Bloomfield4The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bloomfield are the Housing Authority of the County of San Juan and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Aztec3The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aztec are the Housing Authority of the County of San Juan and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Beclabito0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beclabito is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Blanco0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blanco is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Cedar Hill0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Hill is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Flora Vista0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flora Vista is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Kirtland0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kirtland is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Lake Valley0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Valley is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
La Plata0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Plata is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Lee Acres0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lee Acres is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Nageezi0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nageezi is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Napi Headquarters0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Napi Headquarters is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Naschitti0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Naschitti is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Navajo Dam0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Navajo Dam is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Nenahnezad0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nenahnezad is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Newcomb0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newcomb is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
North Light Plant0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Light Plant is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Ojo Amarillo0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ojo Amarillo is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Sanostee0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sanostee is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Sheep Springs0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheep Springs is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Spencerville0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencerville is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Upper Fruitland0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Fruitland is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Waterflow0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterflow is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
West Hammond0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Hammond is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Young Place0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Young Place is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.