Affordable Housing In Union County
New Mexico

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Walnut Street Courtyard Homes

100 Walnut St
Clayton, New Mexico

200 Aspen St

200 Aspen St
Clayton, New Mexico
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Union County, 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 Union County, New Mexico

Housing Authority Programs
Eastern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, New Mexico

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 75 affordable apartments for rent in Union County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Union County, New Mexico

Union County features 50 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 Union County, New Mexico

There are 25 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union County, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Union County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Union County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $799.

2022 Union 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
Union County, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $550 $552 $726 $953 $1,122
Union County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $497 to $607 $653 to $799 $858 to $1,048 $1,010 to $1,234

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 75
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $36,070 ±$2,676
Median Rent $646 ±$121
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.18% ± 10.55pp
Total Population 4,339

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 4,339. There are 1,559 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 35.28% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $36,070 a year, or $3,006 a month. The median rent for the county is $646 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $2,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.

Area Median Income In Union 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 Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,300

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 Union 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 Union County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,900 $32,100 $34,300 $36,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,400 $22,150 $24,900 $27,650 $29,900 $32,100 $34,300 $36,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,000 $35,400 $39,850 $44,250 $47,800 $51,350 $54,900 $58,450

Cities In Union County

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City Served By
Capulin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Capulin is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Clayton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clayton are the Housing Authority of the Town of Clayton and Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Des Moines The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Des Moines is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Folsom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Folsom is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.
Grenville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grenville is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.