Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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As of June 29, 2022, we have issued 58,777 awards totaling $141,586,847.23

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HOW CAN I APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE?

Rental and Utility Assistance

  • Doña Ana County – Apply Here
  • Bernalillo County, outside of Albuquerque limits – Apply Here
  • In any other New Mexico county or Albuquerque  – Apply Here

Assistance for Homeowners

  • For mortgage and utility assistance for homeowners – Apply Here

 

Contact our representatives at 1-833-485-1334, if you have difficulty at any time completing an application.

Please Note:  You will be getting emails about your application from DFARental.Programs@state.nm.us.  Please look in your SPAM and JUNK folders for these emails.

ERAP Application Status

You will need the email address you applied with and your password click here.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW, PROCESS AND AWARD ALL VALID APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON, BEFORE AND AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2021.

REMINDER:

Updates concerning the status of your application and any emails from staff will come from @state.nm.us.  We have received word these messages are ending up in spam and junk folders.  Any emails associated with the program will come from @state.nm.us and should not be blocked or deleted.  Thank you.

SYSTEM FOR PRIORITIZING ASSISTANCE

As applications to renthelpnm.org are processed, priorities are assigned providing a “high priority” status for those who have incomes less than 50% area median income or who are on unemployment or who are in the eviction process. This prioritization allows managers to sort awards ready for final review/approval by priority status and take the high priority applications first. The decision to also rate those in the eviction process as high priority reflects renthelpnm.org’s focus on keeping families housed by moving resources quickly to those in imminent danger of losing their homes.

COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program Income Limits by County and Number of Occupants