Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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As of December 07, 2022, we have issued 95,147 awards totaling $209,909,010.58

The Home Fund: Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Emergency Rental Assistance program is now housed under the New Mexico Home Fund. Through the Home Fund, assistance is available to New Mexico renters who need help paying for rent and utilities. The Fund can pay for their rent, mortgage, and utility bills. Provided assistance does not need to be repaid — it’s support to households so that they can stay in their homes during difficult times.


In partnership with the city of Albuquerque, the Department of Finance and Administration administers the statewide program. In addition, Doña Ana County and Bernalillo County, outside of ABQ city limits, administer their own programs.


The New Mexico Home Fund is supported by federal funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The Treasury began allocating these funds with funds from the CARES Act in 2021. The Treasury further sustains the program through 2025 with American Rescue Plan money.

Eligibility for Rent and Utility Assistance

  • A New Mexico resident who rented during the COVID-19 pandemic – between March 2020 and now
  • Renter must have been affected financially during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Fall under the program income limits (see nmhomefund.org/renters or call 1-833-485-1334 for information)
  • Be at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability


Assistance for Homeowners

    The New Mexico Home Fund can help homeowners pay up to $20,000 in mortgage and utility bills.

    This assistance is provided by the State of New Mexico so that homeowners can avoid foreclosure due to financial hardship during the pandemic. It is not a loan and does not have to be repaid.

    Relevant ERAP Documents

    ERAP Income Limits

      Below are the Emergency Rental Assistance Program income limits required to be eligible for assistance.

      Fair Market Rents

        The New Mexico Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will follow the NM Fair Market Rents by county.

        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 until September 2025, or until all funds are distributed



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