Rental Assistance Program

Western Regional Housing Authority offers assistance to clients located in Grant, Luna, Socorro, Valencia, and Torrance Counties through the Rental Assistance Program (RAP).

RAP is designed to assist eligible homeless or precariously housed persons with Security and Utility Deposits, up to 11 months rental assistance, and past due rent or utility bills.

Individuals and families are eligible to receive RAP assistance, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Meets the definition of homeless or currently at risk of homelessness;
  • Gross income for the household may be no more than 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) at the time of application for assistance;
  • Client must show ability to sustain rent payments after the RAP Assistance ends (Assistance under a Federal Housing Program-Section 8, LRPH, etc.)

You may contact our main office located in Silver City, NM at (575) 388-1974 for further information.

Packets for applications can be picked up at:

Western Regional Housing Authority

Silver City Office
PO Box 3015
2545 N. Silver Street
Silver City, NM  88061
(575) 388-1974

Deming Office
112 W. Ash Street
Deming, NM  88030
(575) 546-6544

Applications are also available online here: RAP Application Packet

(Please return completed applications along with required documents to Western Regional Housing Authority at the address listed above. Silver City office takes applications for the following counties: Grant, Catron, Sierra, Socorro, Valencia and Torrance. Deming office takes applications for Luna and Hidalgo counties.)

Income Limits

In order to qualify for housing your family must meet the following income limits (click open to view income limits). 

 RAP Income Limits Open

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