Help Paying Rent In New Mexico

Help Paying Rent Guide In New Mexico

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs include the government ERAP programs that provide financial assistance to help households pay for rent and utilities.

In addition to ERAPs, there are a number of other resources available to renters who are struggling to afford their rent. These resources include:

- Rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations
- State and local government programs
- Utility assistance programs

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When contacting a non-profit organization for rental assistance, be sure to ask about the following:

- Eligibility requirements: Who is eligible for rental assistance from the organization?
- Application process: How do you apply for rental assistance?
- Types of assistance offered: Does the organization offer one-time assistance, ongoing assistance, or both?
- How much assistance is offered: How much money can you receive in rental assistance?
- Other resources: Does the organization offer any other resources that may be helpful to you, such as food assistance, job training, or childcare assistance?

Qualification Information

To qualify for rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations in New Mexico, you will typically need to meet the following criteria:

- You must be a renter who is struggling to afford your rent.
- You must have a household income below a certain level, which varies depending on the program.
- You may also need to meet other requirements, such as having a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or being a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.

Some non-profit organizations may also have additional requirements, such as:
- You must have been evicted from your home in the past 90 days.
- You must have a disability.
- You must be a veteran.
- You must be a senior citizen.

To apply for a rental assistance program from a non-profit organization, you will typically need to complete an application and provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. You may also need to provide a copy of your lease agreement and proof of any financial hardship that you are experiencing.

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New Mexico Statistics

  • Population 1,984,356
  • Number of cities 22
  • Assitance Resources 17

New Listings

Mesilla Valley Community of Hope

999 West Amador Avenue, Las Cruces, NM - 88006

Albuquerque Housing Authority

1840 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM - 87106

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority - NM STATE PROGRAM

344 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM - 87102

Rio Vista Senior Housing Inc

PO Box 129, San Miguel, NM - 88058

Women's Housing Coalition

3005 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM - 87110

Noon Day Ministry Albuquerque

101 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM - 87102

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

4120 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM - 87110

Doña Ana County Emergency Rent & Utilities Assistance

845 North Motel Boulevard, Las Cruces, NM - 88007

Ruidoso Home Care & Hospice Foundation

590 Gavilan Canyon Rd, Ruidoso, NM - 88346

Bread For The Journey Santa Fe Chapter

PO Box 5220, Santa Fe, NM - 87502