Contact Info
Andrew Harnden
Housing & Special Projects Manager
The Housing Division is responsible for developing housing initiatives in support of the plans, strategies and ordinances approved by County Council. Housing Division staff will apply existing County ordinances and mechanisms to spur new housing development, improve and maintain existing housing stock, and foster partnerships to support the development of new housing programs.

The mission of the Housing Division is to develop a mix of affordable housing and support the revitalization of housing thereby enhancing the livability of neighborhoods while improving overall housing quality.

County Strategic Goals for Housing are:

  • Promote the creation of a variety of housing options for all segments of the Los Alamos community, including infill opportunities as appropriate.

  • Support development of affordable workforce housing.

  • Home Renewal Program

    The Home Renewal Program is managed by the Los Alamos Housing Partnership Inc. by agreement with Los Alamos County. It allows selected income-qualified Los Alamos County homeowners to make needed repairs or improvements to their homes to increase comfort, safety, and livability -- without adding to monthly expenses. A household with an executed contract for home purchase may also apply. The application period for 2017 was April 17 - May 31, 2017.

    For information on this program and how to apply visit:


    Applicants should arrange to meet with LAHP before they start filling out the application. Completed applications are to be submitted directly to LAHP.


    Steve Brugger
    Los Alamos Housing Partnership, Inc.
    1475 Central Avenue, Suite 210E
    Los Alamos, NM 87544

    Phone: (505) 662-8918
    Email: stevelahp@gmail.com
    Los Alamos Housing Partnership

    Affordable Housing Plan

    The County’s Affordable Housing Plan calls for housing “at a variety of price ranges so that firefighters, teachers, police, young people and elders can live comfortably in our community.” An objective of this goal suggests that the County “regularly evaluate the amount, distribution and need for affordable and mid-range priced housing.” Another objective asks that the County “seek methods to qualify the County’s low and moderate-income household for federal affordable housing programs.” In addition:

  • The Plan accurately identifies specific affordable housing needs in the County and sets realistic goals for meeting those needs.
  • The plan has been approved by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority,which qualifies the County for receipt of State and Federal subsidies.
  • The Ordinance establishes the legal authorization for offering County assistance to non-government entities who want to help meet our affordability goals.
  • The Plan outlines the specific housing assistance programs that the County may choose to pursue in the coming years.
  • Contact:

    Andrew Harnden, Housing & Special Projects Manager Community Development
    Los Alamos County
    1000 Central Avenue, Suite 150
    Los Alamos, NM 87544
    Phone: (505) 662-8122

    Email: andrew.harnden@lacnm.us

    Section 8 Affordable Housing Rental Assistance

    Los Alamos County has partnered with the Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority (SFCHA)-Española Office for Section 8 assistance. The Section 8 Program provides rental assistance to selected income-qualified households. A representative from SFCHA is available by appointment in Los Alamos on alternating Wednesdays, see their flyer.


    Christine Archuleta, HCV Housing Specialist for Los Alamos & Colfax Counties
    Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority-Española Office
    136 Calle Del Pajarito - P.O. Box 1307
    Española, NM 87532

    Phone: (505) 753-3897
    Fax: (505) 753-5364
    Email: christinea@sfcha.com

    Homebuyer Assistance Program

    This program assists selected qualified households with a down payment and homebuyer education for a home purchase in Los Alamos County. This program aims to assist 10 households with home purchase in 2017-2018.


    Andrew Harnden, Housing & Special Projects Manager
    Community Development
    Los Alamos County
    1000 Central Avenue, Suite 150
    Los Alamos, NM 87544

    Phone: (505) 662-8122
    Email: andrew.harnden@lacnm.us

    Contact Info

    (505) 662-8122

    (505) 662-8363


    1000 Central Ave, Suite 150

    Mon - Fri

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm