The state of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Learn more here: https://www.renthelpnm.org/
The State of New Mexico will grant financial Federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Grant funding will help cover:
* Back rent, current rent, and future rent * Utility bills, including electric and gas * Water and sewer * Trash removal, fuel oil, wood, and pellets * Other expenses related to housing costs such as hotel/motel costs
Amount: A total of $170,000,000 is available. Rental Assistance is capped at 15 months of rental and utility assistance, which is dependent on the individual’s situation. For current and future rent, rental assistance will be provided for three months at a time. At the end of the three months, renters will be able to re-apply for another three months of assistance if they have not reached the 15-month limit. Priority will be placed on paying past due rent and utilities before any assistance is provided for current and future rent.
Eligibility: Individuals must meet the following:
* Must be obligated to pay rent and be able to demonstrate current primary residence in a housing unit in New Mexico * Able to show a financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic * A household income that falls under the COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program Income Limits * Unemployed and/or receiving unemployment benefits (optional) * Able to demonstrate risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability * Able to demonstrate rent and utility obligations incurred since March 30, 2020