Emergency Rental Assistance Now Available

In 2020, the U.S. Congress appropriated funding to the U.S. Department of Treasury to provide emergency rental assistance to households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Funding was allocated to states, Indian tribes or their Tribally Designated Housing Entities, and territories to provide Emergency Rental Assistance in the form of rental, utilities, and home energy costs assistance to eligible renters. The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) will administer approximately $170 million appropriated for the Emergency Rental Assistance program for both the State of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque.

The state of New Mexico will grant approximately $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) will administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in partnership with the City of Albuquerque. New Mexicans can apply for assistance at www.RentHelpNM.org beginning April 5, 2021. If you live in Bernalillo County, outside of ABQ city limits, apply here: https://www.bernco.gov/rent. If you live in Doña Ana County, apply here:  https://www.donaanacounty.org/rent-utilities-assistance.

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