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Monroe Manor

1713 S Monroe St
Tucumcari, New Mexico
S. 811 Supportive

Mountain View Apts

800 West Hancock
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

606 E McGee Ave

606 E McGee Ave
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Public Housing
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Tucumcari that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 144 low-income homes in Tucumcari where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $299 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 23rd, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Tucumcari, 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 City of Tucumcari Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Eastern 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 Tucumcari.

Tucumcari, New Mexico Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Tucumcari features 144 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 Tucumcari, New Mexico

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tucumcari.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tucumcari, New Mexico

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

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

2023 Tucumcari, 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
Tucumcari, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $582 $704 $795 $1,029 $1,354
Tucumcari, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $524 to $640 $634 to $774 $716 to $875 $926 to $1,132 $1,219 to $1,489

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Tucumcari, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 144
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 144
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $24,891 ±$3,574
Median Rent $456 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.67% ± 11.39pp
Total Population 5,157

Population and Household Demographics

Tucumcari is a city in Quay County, New Mexico with a population of 5,157. There are 1,987 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 34.73% of households in Tucumcari are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tucumcari

The median gross income for households in Tucumcari is $24,891 a year, or $2,074 a month. The median rent for the city is $456 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tucumcari, a household making less than $1,520 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Tucumcari.

Area Median Income In Tucumcari

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 Tucumcari, the AMI is calculated from all households within Quay County.

In Tucumcari, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,100

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 Tucumcari

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 Tucumcari

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tucumcari AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tucumcari AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tucumcari AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,200 $41,350 $46,500 $51,650 $55,800 $59,950 $64,050 $68,200