Cheap Apartments In Sunland Park
Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Vista Del Rey Apartments

855 Valle Vista Dr
Sunland Park, NM
Subsidized

Villa Del Sol Senior Housing

5925 Valle Vista
Sunland Park, NM
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Playa II Apartments

1305 Valle Vista Dr
Sunland Park, NM
Subsidized

Villa Del Rio

102 Villa Del Rio Loop
Sunland Park, NM

Meadow Vista II

329 Meadow Vista Blvd
Sunland Park, NM
Subsidized

Playa Apartments

142 Linda Vista Dr
Sunland Park, NM
Subsidized

Meadow Vista Homes

328 Meadow Vista Blvd
Sunland Park, NM
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Meadow Vista II Apartments

327 Meadow Vista Blvd
Sunland Park, NM
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There are 8 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 261 affordable apartments for rent in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 218 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Sunland Park. There are 268 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Sunland Park

The Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The Housing Authority of the City of Sunland Park is a Public Housing public housing agency in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Sunland Park, New Mexico

Sunland Park, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 261
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 218
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.04%
Average Renter Household Size 3.48
Total Population 15,142
Housing Units 3,957
Average Household Size 3.83
Median Household Income $28,047 ±$3,277
Median Rent $635 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.11% ± 9.95pp

Population and Household Demographics

Sunland Park is a City in Dona Ana County, New Mexico with a population of 15,142. There are 3,957 households in the city with an average household size of 3.83 persons. 34.04% of households in Sunland Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sunland Park

The median gross income for households in Sunland Park is $28,047 a year, or $2,337 a month. The median rent for the city is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sunland Park, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Sunland Park.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 9.95 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Sunland Park

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 Sunland Park, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dona Ana County.

In Sunland Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,700

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 Sunland Park

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 Sunland Park HUD Rental Assistance in Sunland Park

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
50% of Median $18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $26,850 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
80% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $42,950 $46,400 $49,850 $53,300 $56,700

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 Sunland Park

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

From 1993 to 1999, 4 low income apartment communities containing 120 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sunland Park by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Sunland Park 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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Sunland Park

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $26,850 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
60% of Median $22,560 $25,800 $29,040 $32,220 $34,800 $37,380 $39,960 $42,540

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 Sunland Park is $29,040 a year, or $2,420 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,420 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $726 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 AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $470 $504 $605 $698 $779 $859
60% $564 $605 $726 $838 $935 $1,031
Fair Market Rents in Sunland Park

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$506 $574 $700 $1,012 $1,211