Affordable Housing In Socorro
Socorro County, New Mexico

Affordable Housing programs support 228 income based apartments in Socorro where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 41 affordable apartments in Socorro that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Socorro, New Mexico

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Socorro.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the New Mexico Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Socorro.

Socorro Village Apartments

444 Eaton Ave
Socorro, New Mexico
Rent Assisted

Vista Montano

301 Otero Ave E
Socorro, New Mexico
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Neal and 6th

509 6th St N
Socorro, New Mexico
Affordable

Loma Vista Apartments

1212 El Camino Real St
Socorro, New Mexico
Rent Assisted

Granada IIc

713 Highway 60
Socorro, New Mexico
Affordable

Reservoir and Grant

207 Grant St
Socorro, New Mexico
Affordable

Socorro Properties

901 NW Walkway
Socorro, New Mexico
Affordable

Cibola Apts

1101 El Camino Real
Socorro, New Mexico
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Socorro, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the Village of Los Lunas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
El Camino Real Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Western Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the New Mexico Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Socorro.

Socorro, New Mexico Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Socorro, New Mexico

Socorro features 228 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 Socorro, New Mexico

There are 41 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Socorro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Socorro, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Socorro landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Socorro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Socorro, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $716 and $875.

2023 Socorro, 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
Socorro, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $582 $604 $795 $1,130 $1,354
Socorro, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $524 to $640 $544 to $664 $716 to $875 $1,017 to $1,243 $1,219 to $1,489

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Socorro, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 269
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 228
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.24%
Average Renter Household Size 3.79
Average Household Size 3.63
Median Household Income $33,359 ±$5,140
Median Rent $579 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.11% ± 8.85pp
Total Population 8,843

Population and Household Demographics

Socorro is a city in Socorro County, New Mexico with a population of 8,843. There are 2,311 households in the city with an average household size of 3.63 persons. 40.24% of households in Socorro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Socorro

The median gross income for households in Socorro is $33,359 a year, or $2,780 a month. The median rent for the city is $579 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Socorro, a household making less than $1,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Socorro.

Area Median Income In Socorro

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 Socorro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Socorro County.

In Socorro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,900

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 Socorro

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 Socorro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Socorro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,400 $37,850 $40,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Socorro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,500 $32,950 $35,400 $37,850 $40,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Socorro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,200 $39,050 $43,950 $48,800 $52,750 $56,650 $60,550 $64,450