Affordable Housing In Socorro County
New Mexico

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There are 13 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 270 affordable apartments for rent in Socorro County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 208 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 40 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Socorro County. There are 246 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Socorro County are the El Camino Real Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Socorro County

444 Eaton Ave
Socorro, New Mexico
Socorro Village Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Socorro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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301 Otero Ave E
Socorro, New Mexico
Vista Montano is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Socorro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
HOME
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
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Nm Hwy
Luis Lopez, New Mexico
Luis Lopez II is a 1 unit low income housing apartment community in Luis Lopez.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Luis Lopez.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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507 6th St N
Socorro, New Mexico
Neal and 6th is a 1 unit low income housing apartment community in Socorro.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Socorro.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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509 6th St N
Socorro, New Mexico
Neal and 6th is a 2 unit low income housing apartment community in Socorro.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Socorro.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Socorro County

The El Camino Real Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Socorro, New Mexico.

The Western Regional Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Silver City, New Mexico.

Other Housing Authorities located in Socorro County

The Housing Authority of the Village of Los Lunas is a Section 8 public housing agency in Socorro, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Socorro County, New Mexico

Socorro County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties13
Total Low Income Apartments270
Total Rent Assisted Apartments208
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters27.29%
Average Renter Household Size3.47
Total Population17,494
Housing Units4,947
Average Household Size3.43
Median Household Income$34,037 ±$2,408
Median Rent$582 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened31.56% ± 6.84pp

Population and Household Demographics

Socorro County is a County in New Mexico with a population of 17,494. There are 4,947 households in the county with an average household size of 3.43 persons. 27.29% of households in Socorro County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Socorro County

The median gross income for households in Socorro County is $34,037 a year, or $2,836 a month. The median rent for the county is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Socorro County, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.31.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Socorro County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 6.84 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Socorro 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 Socorro County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,900

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 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.

Socorro County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,060$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
50%$18,350$20,950$23,550$26,150$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
80%$29,300$33,500$37,700$41,850$45,200$48,550$51,900$55,250

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 Socorro County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1999 to 1999, 10 low income apartment communities containing 61 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Socorro County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Socorro 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.

Socorro County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$18,350$20,950$23,550$26,150$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
60%$22,020$25,140$28,260$31,380$33,900$36,420$38,940$41,460

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 Socorro County is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$459$491$589$680$759$838
60%$551$590$707$816$911$1,005

Cities In Socorro County

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CityListingsServed By
Socorro11The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Socorro are the Housing Authority of the Village of Los Lunas, El Camino Real Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Magdalena1The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Magdalena are the El Camino Real Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Luis Lopez1The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Luis Lopez are the El Camino Real Housing Authority and Western Regional Housing Authority.
Abeytas0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Abeytas are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
Alamillo0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alamillo are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
Alamo0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alamo are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
Chamizal0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chamizal are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
Escondida0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Escondida are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
La Joya0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Joya are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
Las Nutrias0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Las Nutrias are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
Lemitar0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lemitar are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
Polvadera0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Polvadera are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
San Acacia0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Acacia are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
San Antonio0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Antonio are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
San Antonito0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Antonito are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.
Veguita0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Veguita are the Western Regional Housing Authority and El Camino Real Housing Authority.