Casa del Rio

84 Section 8 Project Based Apartments for the Elderly and Disabled

165 N. Silver Street
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
(575) 894-2244, ext. 124
email: manager@torchousing.org

Casa del Rio offers eighty-two 1 bedroom apartments and two 2 bedroom apartments. All units are unfurnished. A wheel chair can enter and navigate all units, and three units are designated as wheel chair accessible. All apartments have gas ranges, refrigerators, and refrigerated air conditioning.

The grounds are nicely landscaped with trees, shrubs and grass and the apartments are located near the beautiful Rio Grande River with a view of the majestic Caballo Mountains. A fulltime maintenance staff takes care of the apartments and grounds, maintaining a high standard of excellence. There are laundry facilities and a community center on the premises. There is nearby meal site which serves lunch Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and where bingo games are conducted two times a week.

Casa del Rio is located approximately two miles from downtown Truth or Consequences where you can find churches, banks, beauty shops, barbers, restaurants, movie rentals, post office, drug store, shops lawyers and hot mineral bath houses. It is also just a few miles from the Community Theatre, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (foster grandparent, senior companion and home share). Senior Citizens Program (meal site, home care services and home delivered meals), Senior Joint Office on Aging, City Library, bowling center and the Municipal Golf Course.

Approximately five miles away is Elephant Butte Lake State Park, a nice spot for picnicking, camping, fishing, swimming, jet skiing, and boating fun.

The application must be completely filled-out, signed and returned to the Housing Authority with copies of all household members’ Birth Certificates, Social Security cards, and proof of any and all income. Social Security recipients must provide a copy of award letters.

This places the applicant on the waiting list.

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Eligibility: Based on income, acceptable background and rental history check – TCHA will complete a landlord reference, credit check, and NCIC check for verification. Must be 62 years of age or disabled (as defined by social security disability).

Waiting List: Placement on the waiting list is by date and time a fully completed application is received.

Rent Calculation: Thirty percent (30%) of your monthly adjusted income.

Utilities: Some units pay the electric. Contact the City’s Utilities Department regarding any required deposits – (575) 894-6671. A utility allowance is factored in the rent calculation for those units that pay electric.

Security Deposit: Deposits are based on calculated Total Tenant Payment.

Pet Deposit: Pet deposit depends on income and is calculated at move-in. Pets may not weigh more than 25 pounds fully grown, and you must furnish the Housing Authority with a copy of current vaccination records and proof of a pet license from the City of Truth or Consequences. There is no financial assistance for pet deposits.

Other: Residents of housing programs may be eligible for Lifeline, a discounted telephone service. Residents that pay utilities may be eligible for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Please contact the local NM State Human Services Department office for more information.

Moving Out: Thirty days notice is required. Submit a filled out “Intent to Vacate” form to our office at least 30 days in advance of vacating the premises.

Intent to Vacate Form