What is Public Housing?
Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for
eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
Public housing is delivered in 1,2,3,4 and 5 bedroom homes. The
Department of Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal Aid to local
housing agencies (HUD) will deny admission to any applicant whose habits
and practices may be expected to have detrimental on other tenants or on
the neighborhoods within public housing.
Public Housing Authority (LVPHA) uses income limits developed by
sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low income limits at 50% of
median income for San Miguel County.
The City of
Las Vegas Public Housing Authority (LVPHA) can provide information on
income limits within San Miguel County for the family size.
How do I
If you are
interested in applying for public housing, contact Ms. Rita Sanchez,
Intake Housing Manager at (505) 425-9463.
How does the
application process work?
application process must be written. A numbered application can be picked
up at 2400 Sagebrush Dr., Las Vegas, NM at the LVPHA. The LVPHA will
require the following information:
of all persons who would live in the unit, their sex, date of birth, and
relationship to the applicant;
Present address and telephone number;
characteristics, or circumstances, that might qualify the family or
tenant selection preferences. (Working, homeless, are the two
preferences used by the LVPHA).
and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information
about your family’s suitability as a tenant;
estimate or your family’s anticipated income for the next twelve months
and proof of current income;
Certificates, Social Security Cards, for each Family Member is required.
obtaining this information, the LVPHA representative should describe the
LVPHA program and its requirements, and answer any questions you might
The LVPHA has
20 handicapped accessible units.
How is rent
which is referred to as the Total Tenant Payment (TIP) in this program,
would be based on your family’s anticipated gross annual income less
deductions, if any. HUD regulations allow LVPHA to exclude from annual
income the following allowances: $480.00 for each dependent, $400.00 for
any elderly family ,or a person with a disability; and some medical
deductions for families headed by an elderly person or a person with
disabilities. Based on your application, the LVPHA representative will
determine if any of the allowable deductions should be subtracted from you
annual income. Annual income is the anticipated total income from all
sources received from the family head and spouse, and each additional
member or the Family 18 years of age or older, The formula used in
determining the TTP is the highest of the following, rounded to the
of the monthly adjusted income. (Monthly Adjusted Income is annual
income less deductions allowed by regulation);
pf monthly income;
$50 minimum rent or higher set by LVPHA.
What is the
role of the local PHA?
The PHA is
responsible for the management and operation of its local public housing
program. In additional the LVPHA may collaborate with other housing
providers in the delivery of other housing programs.
How long can
I stay in Public Housing?
you may stay in public housing as long as you comply with the lease.
reexamination your family’s income is sufficient to obtain housing on the
private market, the LVPHA may determine whether your family should stay in
public housing. You will not be required to move unless there is
affordable housing available for you on the private market.