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Affordable Housing In San Rafael
Cibola County, New Mexico

Housing Authorities that serve San Rafael

Housing Authority Programs
Northern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Rafael, New Mexico

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in San Rafael, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in San Rafael, New Mexico

San Rafael features 0 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 San Rafael, New Mexico

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Rafael, New Mexico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Rafael, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $672 and $822.

2021 San Rafael, 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
San Rafael, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $640 $655 $747 $942 $1,013
San Rafael, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $576 to $704 $590 to $721 $672 to $822 $848 to $1,036 $912 to $1,114

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Rafael, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 7.1%
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 3.12
Median Household Income $69,103 ±$24,789
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 100% ± 79.39pp
Total Population 1,055

Population and Household Demographics

San Rafael is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico with a population of 1,055. There are 338 households in the city with an average household size of 3.12 persons. 7.1% of households in San Rafael are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Rafael

The median gross income for households in San Rafael is $69,103 a year, or $5,759 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Rafael, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 100% of households who rent are overburdened in San Rafael.

Area Median Income In San Rafael

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 San Rafael, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cibola County.

In San Rafael, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,500

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 Rafael

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 San Rafael

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Rafael AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the San Rafael AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the San Rafael AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950