Emergency Rental Assistance Program

ERAP BY THE NUMBERS

As of October 22, 2021

$58,011,896.36

Total amount awarded

24,296

Total awards

APPLICATION STATUS UPDATE: 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.

RENTHELPNM.ORG

If you live in any New Mexico county or within the Albuquerque city limits apply at RentHelpNM.org. If you reside in Bernalillo County (not including the City of Albuquerque) or Dona Ana County, use the links below, or if you reside on Tribal Land please contact the appropriate entity so you can be provided the correct application.

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

    To check your ERAP Application click here. You will need the email address you applied with and your password.

    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.

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    WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR RENTAL & UTILITY ASSISTANCE?

    If you live in any New Mexico county or within the Albuquerque city limits apply here:

    Emergency Rental Assistance Applicant Portal

    If you live in Bernalillo County, outside of ABQ city limits apply here:

    Bernalillo County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

    If you live in Doña Ana County apply here:

    Dona Ana County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

    If you are a homeowner in New Mexico in need of utility assistance apply here:

    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    If you are a homeowner in New Mexico in need of mortgage assistance apply here:

    New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority

    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

    FY2020 State of New Mexico Fair Market Rent Rates per County

    FY2021 State of New Mexico Fair Market Rent Rates per County

    FINAL FY2021 New Mexico FMR Metropolitan Area Summary