Affordable Housing In Tucumcari
Quay County, New Mexico

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tucumcari

Monroe Manor

1713 S Monroe St
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Disabled Supportive Housing

606 E McGee Ave

606 E McGee Ave
Tucumcari, New Mexico

Mountain View Apts

800 West Hancock
Tucumcari, New Mexico
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Tucumcari, New Mexico

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tucumcari, New Mexico

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 144 affordable apartments for rent in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

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 $653 and $799.

2022 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 $550 $620 $726 $955 $1,240
Tucumcari, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $558 to $682 $653 to $799 $860 to $1,051 $1,116 to $1,364

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $40,900

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 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.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,500 $31,700 $33,900 $36,050
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.
$19,150 $21,850 $24,600 $27,300 $29,500 $31,700 $33,900 $36,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tucumcari AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,600 $35,000 $39,350 $43,700 $47,200 $50,700 $54,200 $57,700