Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in New Mexico

As of July 6th 2020, there are 7 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in New Mexico.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 7 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in New Mexico that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

There are 42 housing authorities in New Mexico which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Albuquerque, NM Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 30th, 2020
Dona Ana County, New Mexico Closed on May 28th, 2019
Bernalillo County, NM Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on November 30th, 2018