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What is public housing?

Public housing is low-rent housing built with government money. In cities throughout New Mexico, the Federal and state governments build public housing to provide affordable apartments for low and moderate-income families, elderly persons, and persons with disabilities. Local housing authorities run public housing programs in New Mexico.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for public housing, you and other members of your household must meet income guidelines.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying to be a resident in a Public Housing community or for a Section 8 voucher, visit your local housing authority office to fill out an application packet. You will need to fill out the necessary information to determine if you are eligible to participate in public housing programs.

What benefits will I get?

Your rent, which is referred to as the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) in this program, would be based on your family's anticipated gross annual income, less any deductions. Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head and spouse, and each additional family member age 18 or over.

Useful links

Links to other websites with information about public housing in New Mexico.

Public Housing section last updated on 6/30/07.

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