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Affordable Housing In Taos County
New Mexico

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Taos County

Tierra Montosa Apartments

750 Gusdorf Rd
Taos, New Mexico

Jack Rabbit Hill

Jack Rabbit Hill Dr
Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico

Vista Del Sur Pud Coner

Vista del Sur Pud Corner of Charnis
Taos, New Mexico

El Cerrito Apartments

250 Paseo del Canon E
Taos, New Mexico

Operation Breakthrough

102 Gusdorf Pl
Taos, New Mexico

New Mexico

400 Weimer Rd
Taos, New Mexico

Loma Parda

1200 Camino de La Cruz
Taos, New Mexico

Mariposa Apartments

201 Mariposa Place
Taos, New Mexico
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Housing Authorities that serve Taos County

Housing Authority Programs
Northern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Taos County, New Mexico

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 431 affordable apartments for rent in Taos County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Taos County, New Mexico

Taos County features 221 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 Taos County, New Mexico

There are 210 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Taos County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Taos County, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Taos County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Taos County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Taos County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $828 and $1,012.

2021 Taos 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 $756 $760 $920 $1,144 $1,593
Payment Standard Range $680 to $832 $684 to $836 $828 to $1,012 $1,030 to $1,258 $1,434 to $1,752

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Taos County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 431
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 221
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $36,582 ±$4,167
Median Rent $732 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.3% ± 6.63pp
Total Population 32,943

Population and Household Demographics

Taos County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 32,943. There are 13,224 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 27.9% of households in Taos County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Taos County

The median gross income for households in Taos County is $36,582 a year, or $3,049 a month. The median rent for the county is $732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Taos County, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Taos County.

Area Median Income In Taos 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 Taos County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,800

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 Taos 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 Taos 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 Taos County

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City Served By
Arroyo Hondo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arroyo Hondo is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Arroyo Seco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arroyo Seco is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Chamisal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chamisal is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Costilla The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Costilla is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Peñasco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peñasco is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Picuris Pueblo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Picuris Pueblo is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Questa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Questa is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Ranchos de Taos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ranchos de Taos is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Red River The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Red River is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Rio Lucio The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rio Lucio is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
San Cristobal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Cristobal is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Talpa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Talpa is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Taos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taos is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Taos Pueblo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taos Pueblo is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Taos Ski Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taos Ski Valley is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Vadito The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vadito is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.