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Affordable Housing In Waterflow
San Juan County, New Mexico

Housing Authorities that serve Waterflow

Housing Authority Programs
Northern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Housing Authority of the County of San Juan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waterflow, New Mexico

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Waterflow, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Waterflow, New Mexico

Waterflow features 0 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 Waterflow, New Mexico

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waterflow, New Mexico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waterflow, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $722 and $882.

2021 Waterflow, 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
Waterflow, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $687 $695 $802 $1,055 $1,224
Waterflow, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $618 to $756 $626 to $765 $722 to $882 $950 to $1,161 $1,102 to $1,346

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waterflow, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.16%
Average Renter Household Size 4.08
Average Household Size 3.34
Median Household Income $61,250 ±$33,010
Median Rent $1,191 ±$589
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.17% ± 36.32pp
Total Population 1,784

Population and Household Demographics

Waterflow is a city in San Juan County, New Mexico with a population of 1,784. There are 534 households in the city with an average household size of 3.34 persons. 21.16% of households in Waterflow are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waterflow

The median gross income for households in Waterflow is $61,250 a year, or $5,104 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,191 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waterflow, a household making less than $3,970 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Waterflow.

Area Median Income In Waterflow

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 Waterflow, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Juan County.

In Waterflow, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,700

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 Waterflow

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 Waterflow

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waterflow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,950 $41,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Waterflow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Waterflow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,250 $40,250 $45,300 $50,300 $54,350 $58,350 $62,400 $66,400