The Santa Fe County Housing Authority's mission is to provide drug-free, safe, decent and sanitary housing to low-income and very low-income families in an environment that fosters self-sufficiency and community pride.
What We Do
The Santa Fe County Housing Authority was created on November 17, 1972, and remains one of the largest landlords in Santa Fe. The Housing Authority currently manages 198 public housing units and 307 Housing Choice Vouchers between its various voucher programs.
The Housing Authority also manages a Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program, Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Program (ROSS), Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), and the Capital Fund Program (CFP). The Housing Authority’s budget primarily consists of rental income and subsidies provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Provide safe and sanitary housing to low and very low-income Santa Fe County residents
- Work with other housing providers, non-profits, and social service providers to develop collaborative and strategic plans and programs to address homeless, rental affordability and homeownership issues within Santa Fe County
- Identify, apply for, and implement targeted Housing Choice Voucher programs to offer a wider variety of housing options for low and very-low income households
- Consistently provide quality customer service to clients and members of the public
- Improve access to community resources for existing tenants and applicants on the waiting list
- Promote economic self-sufficiency in Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program
- Identify, acquire and develop additional affordable rental housing in Santa Fe County in order to meet the community’s housing needs
- Arrange for regular training classes in the areas of budgeting, financial management, homeownership, parenting, health, and life skills to Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher clients
- Make capital improvements to current public housing units, and prioritize funding resources to complete projects that promote the health, safety and the physical wellbeing of our residents
- Obtain and sustain a rating as a Higher Performing Agency for the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing Programs
- Obtain and maintain a Public Housing vacancy rate of 2 percent or less