Affordable Housing In Santa Clara
Grant County, New Mexico

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Clara

Central Apartments

500 Prescott St
Santa Clara, New Mexico
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Santa Clara, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Santa Clara, New Mexico

Housing Authority Programs
Western Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Clara, New Mexico

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 20 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Clara, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Clara, New Mexico

Santa Clara features 20 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 Santa Clara, New Mexico

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Clara, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Clara landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Santa Clara.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Clara, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $799.

2022 Santa Clara, 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
Santa Clara, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $567 $616 $726 $990 $1,192
Santa Clara, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $510 to $624 $554 to $678 $653 to $799 $891 to $1,089 $1,073 to $1,311

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Santa Clara, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 20
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $21,724 ±$5,254
Median Rent $668 ±$90
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.72% ± 17.02pp
Total Population 1,560

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Clara is a city in Grant County, New Mexico with a population of 1,560. There are 582 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 26.29% of households in Santa Clara are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Clara

The median gross income for households in Santa Clara is $21,724 a year, or $1,810 a month. The median rent for the city is $668 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Clara, a household making less than $2,227 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Clara.

Area Median Income In Santa Clara

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 Santa Clara, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Santa Clara, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,300

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 Santa Clara

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 Santa Clara

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santa Clara AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Santa Clara AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santa Clara AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100