Because Home is A Great Place to Start

AHA offers assistance to low income residents in the City of Albuquerque. AHA receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide these services.

In this capacity, AHA is the owner and manager of approximately 950 housing units scattered throughout Albuquerque. These units provide decent housing for low income families, the elderly and disabled individuals at rents they can afford.

Tenants of public housing units pay 30% of their income toward their rent, then any additional costs are subsidized with federal funding.

Through this program AHA is currently assisting more than 900 households who have an average monthly rent of $152. The average length of stay in the program is 3.6 years.

AHA accepts public housing rent payments online & by phone!

AHA offers secure online banking so that tenants can pay their rent online or by phone using their bank account (checking or savings) or debit card (MasterCard or VISA). There is a convenience fee for using a debit card, but payments from checking or savings accountants are free.

Important update: AHA encourages you to pay your rent online and no fee will be charged. You can make payments online using your bank account (checking or savings) or debit card (VISA or MasterCard). Until further notice Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) will waive the $3.00 convenience fee for online debit card payments.

Before you begin, you will need your EPF number and amount due from your statement, as well as your banking information. If you need assistance making an online payment, please call customer service at 505.764.3971 or send an email to

To pay by phone: Call 888.736.5881

To pay online: Pay Rent Online

Contact Your Public Housing Property Manager

Submit an Online Work Order

AHA Properties

Valuable Source of Affordable Housing

The Public Housing program is a valuable source of affordable housing, especially for Albuquerque’s elderly and disabled population.

Thirty percent of AHA’s Public Housing participants are elderly or disabled. These families, on average, have annual incomes of less than $8,000 a year, and often have no other source for housing.

AHA’s Public Housing communities include 373 units designated specifically for elderly and disabled citizens.