Affordable Housing In Union County
New Mexico

Affordable Housing programs support 50 income based apartments in Union County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 25 affordable apartments in Union County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Union County, New Mexico

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Union County. Go to the New Mexico Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Union County.

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Affordable Housing In Union County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Union County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Clayton, NM Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Clayton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
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 Union County.

Union County, New Mexico Affordable Housing Data

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 $716 and $875.

2023 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 $582 $626 $795 $993 $1,223
Union County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $524 to $640 $563 to $689 $716 to $875 $894 to $1,092 $1,101 to $1,345

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 $50,100

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 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.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,850 $38,350 $40,800
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.
$21,650 $24,750 $27,850 $30,900 $33,400 $35,850 $38,350 $40,800
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.
$34,650 $39,600 $44,550 $49,450 $53,450 $57,400 $61,350 $65,300