Housing Authority

Mission Statement

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.

Our Goals

  • 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

Program Qualification Guidelines

To qualify for housing assistance, families must qualify as low income (below 80 percent of the area median income). The income limits published annually in the Federal Register dictate and determine income eligibility.

The Housing Authority has also implemented a Working Family Preference. Applicants who have been working a minimum of 24 hours per week for the previous 6 months qualify for the preference. Applicants who are attending school full time (12 credit hours per semester) or who are participating in a self-sufficiency program also receive the preference.

Families who are determined to be elderly, handicapped or disabled also receive a preference. Guidelines that regulate the Public Housing Program are stipulated in the Housing Authority’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP). The Guidelines that regulate the Housing Choice Voucher Program are stipulated in the Administrative Plan. The Family Self-Sufficiency Program guidelines are contained in the Program’s Action Plan. These guidelines are posted in the lobby of the Housing Authority’s Administration Office.

Income Limits Documentation System

Contact Us

Santa Fe County Public Housing Authority
Administrative Offices 
52 Camino de Jacobo 
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: (505) 992-3060
Fax: (505) 992-3064

Hours of Operation
Currently Open by Appointment Only

Monday – Friday (Closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays) 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Staff Contact Information

Public Housing

Public Housing Program Housing Specialist
Lorice Griego

(505) 992-3059


Housing Choice Voucher

Housing Choice Voucher Housing Specialist
Roberta Martinez

(505) 992-3061


Housing Choice Voucher Housing Specialist
Lora Chavez

(505) 992-3063


Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program

ROSS Coordinator
Pauline Catanach

(505) 995-9530


Family Self-Sufficiency Program

FSS Coordinator
Donna Dean

(505) 992-3040


HQS Inspections

Housing Inspector
Rodney Martinez

(505) 992-3062



Administrative Manager
Estrella Martinez




Deputy Director
Adrianna Velasquez




Executive Director
Jordan Barela

(505) 992-3051