Southeastern New Mexico working to solve housing shortage


LOVINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Southeastern New Mexico is dealing with a major housing shortage and area officials are working on incentives to bring in more.

According to the Hobbs News-Sun, county officials are talking about reimbursing developers for some of the cost of building homes or apartments there.

It’s estimated that Lea County will need some 2,000 more housing units right now and another 300 to 400 each year for the next five years.

The huge need for housing comes as a result of the oil and gas boom there. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s