Rental Housing

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.

Housing Authorities are not part of the City of Santa Fe. Contact the housing authorities directly to apply for the waiting list and/or to determine your eligibility.


Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority

(The City of Santa Fe does NOT have oversight of the Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority)

664 Alta Vista St

  • General information: Gabe Valencia, 505-470-9423
  • Questions about vouchers: Renee King: 505-660-0949


The Santa Fe County Housing Authority

52 Camino de Jacobo

(505) 992-3060

Visit Santa Fe County Housing Authority

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 administer 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.

Contact Life Link or the Housing Trust for information about applying for assistance and/or eligibility.