Santa Fe has over 2,000 units of affordably priced rental housing serving families, the elderly and those with disabilities. The projects are funded through low‐income housing tax credits (LIHTC), various HUD housing programs, (Section 8, Section 811, Section 202) and public housing funds. Current production of multi‐family units in Santa Fe has continued, despite the recession, because of innovative uses of development funds and productive partnerships between governmental, private-sector and nonprofit organizations.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Properties (LIHTC). By far the most widely used funding source to provide multi‐family housing, LIHTC‐funded projects provide 1760 units of housing in Santa Fe. The properties are priced affordably to residents earning from 40 – 80 percent of the AMI, with most projects serving residents earning 60 – 65 percent of the AMI. Several properties use LIHTC funds in conjunction with other funding sources to serve a diversity of needs and income levels. Other sources include: the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, HOME funds, CDBG, Section 202, and private funds.
|Name of Complex||Address||Type||No. of Units|
|The Bluffs||6600 Jaguar Drive||Family||160|
|Cedar Creek||3991 Camino Juliana||Family||94|
|Country Club||5999 Airport Road||Family||62|
|Evergreen||2020 Calle Lorca||Family||70|
|Las Palomas||2001 Hopewell||Family||280|
|Paseo del Sol||4551 Paseo del Sol||Family||80|
|Tuscany at St. Francis||2218 Miguel Chavez||Family||176|
|Ventana de Vida||1500 Pacheco||Elderly||120|
|Casa Rufina||2823 Rufina||Elderly||120|
|Villa Real||501 W. Zia||Family||120|
|Vista Linda||6332 Entrada de Milagro||Family||109|
|Tres Santos||189 Pacheco St.||Family||136|
|Casa Vallita||3330 Calle Po Ae Pi||Elderly||106|
|Villas de San Ignacio||3493 Zafarano||Family||127|
|Campo Alegria||104 Camino del Campo||Elderly||28|
|Stagecoach Apartments||Cerrillos Rd.||Family||60|
|Villa Alegre||821 W. Alameda Rd.||Family||60|
|Villa Alegre - Senior||821 W. Alameda Rd.||Elderly||50|
|Village Sage||5951 Larson Loop||Family||60|
|Sangre de Cristo||1801 Espinacitas||Family||164|
|Santa Fe Apartments||255 Camino Alire||Family||64|
|Encino Villa||1501 Montano||Elderly||40|
|La Cieneguita||1601 La Cieneguita||Elderly||32|
|Villa Consuelo||1200 Camino Consuelo||Elderly||400|
To find out about eligibility or availability, contact the apartment complexes directly.
Rental Assistance Vouchers. The most widely used rental vouchers in Santa Fe are Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly Section 8) provided through the two area housing authorities. Contact the Housing Authorities directly to apply for the waiting list and/or to determine your eligibility.
Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority
664 Alta Vista St
The County of Santa Fe Housing Authority
52 Camino de Jacobo
Both agencies manage housing facilities and administer Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly Section 8). You must have established residency in Santa Fe to qualify for their services and contact them DIRECTLY to find out how to get on the waiting list.
Other Rental Assistance. Another form of rental assistance is provided through HUD’s Shelter Plus Care program. Tenants must have verified disabilities and earn no more than 30% AMI for their household. (City AMI Table) Shelter Plus Care rental vouchers are administered either on a project basis or directly to tenants to use at privately‐owned scattered sites.
Life Link uses vouchers to subsidize rents at La Luz, as well as administering them to its clients who are able to live off site. For several years, the Housing Trust has administered vouchers to people living with AIDS and allocates project‐based vouchers for its newly constructed subsidized rental projects, the Village Sage and the Stagecoach Apartments. Another Shelter Plus Care grant, initiated in 2012, is administered by St. Elizabeth at its Siringo Senior Housing site.