Las Cruces City Council commits millions toward hundreds of affordable apartments

Finding a place to rent in Las Cruces is tough. Finding a cheap place to rent is even harder.

Whether a renter looks in Sonoma Ranch, Chiva Town, or Mesilla Park, the city says affordable rentals are few and far between. They estimate that New Mexico’s second-largest city would need an additional 5,600 units to meet the demand for affordable housing.

On Monday, the Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved a resolution seeking to make a dent in that gap. According to a packet of information provided to councilors, the resolution commits about $7 million to two developments that would bring 368 units to Las Cruces by 2025.

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