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Affordable Housing In Sierra County
New Mexico

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sierra County

Casa Del Rio Apartments

165 N Silver St
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tradewinds Carriage Apartments

1301 N Pershing St
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
Subsidized

Villa Del Sol

401 Coleman St
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

Puesta De Sol

600 Tingley St
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

Rio Abajo Apartments

1485 E 2nd Ave
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
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Housing Authorities that serve Sierra County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sierra County, New Mexico

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 278 affordable apartments for rent in Sierra County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Sierra County, New Mexico

Sierra County features 216 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 Sierra County, New Mexico

There are 62 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sierra County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sierra County, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sierra County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sierra County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sierra County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $677 and $827.

2021 Sierra County, 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
Fair Market Rent $496 $571 $752 $1,016 $1,023
Payment Standard Range $446 to $546 $514 to $628 $677 to $827 $914 to $1,118 $921 to $1,125

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sierra County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 278
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 216
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $29,356 ±$2,872
Median Rent $575 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.93% ± 8.68pp
Total Population 11,615

Population and Household Demographics

Sierra County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 11,615. There are 5,044 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 27.76% of households in Sierra County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sierra County

The median gross income for households in Sierra County is $29,356 a year, or $2,446 a month. The median rent for the county is $575 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sierra County, a household making less than $1,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Sierra County.

Area Median Income In Sierra 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 Sierra County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,400

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 Sierra 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Sierra County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
50% of Median $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
80% of Median $30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950

Cities In Sierra County

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City Served By
Arrey The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arrey are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Caballo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caballo are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Elephant Butte The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elephant Butte are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Hillsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hillsboro are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Hot Springs Landing The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hot Springs Landing are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Kingston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kingston are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Las Palomas The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Las Palomas are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Oasis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oasis are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Truth Or Consequences The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Truth Or Consequences are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Williamsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Williamsburg are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Winston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Winston are the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.