Villa del Sol

70 HUD-Assisted Public Housing Apartments for the Elderly or Disabled

108 S. Cedar
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
(575) 894-2244, ext. 124
email: manager@torchousing.org

This complex has forty-two efficiency apartments, twenty-five 1-bedroom, and three 2-bedroom, unfurnished public housing apartments, 95% of which wheel chairs can enter and navigate, and two of which are wheel chair accessible apartments. All apartments have open beam cathedral ceilings, a gas stove, refrigerator, air conditioning and fenced backyards with storage sheds.

The complex is nicely landscaped with trees, shrubs and grass and has a number of picnic tables and benches for socializing and relaxation. The apartments are grouped around common courtyards with covered areas to retreat from the New Mexico sunshine. There are laundry facilities, a community center and soda machines on the premises. A full-time maintenance staff takes care of the apartments and grounds, maintaining a high standard of excellence.

Villa del Sol is located near the heart of downtown Truth or Consequences, adjacent to Ralph Edwards Park and a Junior/Senior Fishing Pond. The park is bordered by the beautiful Rio Grande, back-dropped by the majestic Caballo Mountains. Downtown begins approximately 4 blocks from the apartments; there you will find churches, banks, beauty shops, barbers, restaurants, movie rentals, post office, groceries, drug store, shops, and lawyers and hot mineral bath houses.

Also nearby are the Community Theatre, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (foster grandparent, senior companion and food 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 great 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. A utility allowance is factored in the rent calculation.

Security Deposit: Deposits vary based on unit size and are the sole responsibility of the tenant; no financial assistance is available for security deposits.

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