Cheap Apartments In San Miguel County
New Mexico

Vista Gallinas Apartments

2525 Ridge Runner Rd
Las Vegas, NM
Accessable
Subsidized

Villa Las Vegas

200 Mountain View Dr
Las Vegas, NM
HCV Welcome

Collins Drive Apartments

2505 Collins Dr
Las Vegas, NM
Subsidized

Operation Breakthrough

101 Chamisa Rd
Pecos, NM

Kristin Park Apartments

2351 Moreland St
Las Vegas, NM

There are 13 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 854 affordable apartments for rent in San Miguel County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 472 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in San Miguel County. There are 754 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve San Miguel County

The Housing Authority of the County of San Miguel is a Public Housing public housing agency in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The Housing Authority of San Miguel County is a Section 8 public housing agency in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

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

The Bernalillo County Housing Department is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Other Housing Authorities located in San Miguel County

The Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas is a Public Housing public housing agency in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The Housing Authority of the Village of Pecos is a Public Housing public housing agency in Pecos, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in San Miguel County, New Mexico

San Miguel County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties13
Total Low Income Apartments854
Total Rent Assisted Apartments472
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters27.86%
Average Renter Household Size2.32
Total Population28,668
Housing Units10,788
Average Household Size2.51
Median Household Income$29,237 ±$2,717
Median Rent$625 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened49.22% ± 6.54pp

Population and Household Demographics

San Miguel County is a County in New Mexico with a population of 28,668. There are 10,788 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 27.86% of households in San Miguel County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Miguel County

The median gross income for households in San Miguel County is $29,237 a year, or $2,436 a month. The median rent for the county is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Miguel County, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.49.22% of households who rent are overburdened in San Miguel County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 6.54 percentage points.

Area Median Income In San Miguel 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 Miguel County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,700

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 Miguel 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 San Miguel County HUD Rental Assistance in San Miguel County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30% of Median$12,140$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,000$31,150$33,300$35,450
50% of Median$18,800$21,500$24,200$26,850$29,000$31,150$33,300$35,450
80% of Median$30,100$34,400$38,700$42,950$46,400$49,850$53,300$56,700

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 Miguel 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 2002, 6 low income apartment communities containing 290 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in San Miguel County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in San Miguel County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50% of Median$18,800$21,500$24,200$26,850$29,000$31,150$33,300$35,450
60% of Median$22,560$25,800$29,040$32,220$34,800$37,380$39,960$42,540

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 Miguel County is $29,040 a year, or $2,420 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,420 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $726 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 AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
50%$470$504$605$698$779$859
60%$564$605$726$838$935$1,031
Fair Market Rents in San Miguel 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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$562$573$724$916$1,164

Cities In San Miguel County

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CityListingsServed By
Las Vegas12The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Las Vegas are the Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas, Housing Authority of the County of San Miguel, Housing Authority of San Miguel County, Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Conchas Dam0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Conchas Dam are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
East Pecos0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Pecos are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
North San Ysidro0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North San Ysidro are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Pecos1The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pecos are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Pueblo0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pueblo are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Ribera0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ribera are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Rowe0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rowe are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
San Jose0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Jose are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Sena0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sena are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Soham0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Soham are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Tecolote0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tecolote are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Tecolotito0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tecolotito are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Villanueva0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Villanueva are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Northern Regional Housing Authority.