Emergency Rental Assistance Program
As of March 14, 2023, we have issued 101,906 awards totaling $224,170,237.55
The Home Fund: Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The New Mexico Home Fund is a consolidated effort by the State of New Mexico to provide access to housing resources and support for both homeowners and renters.
At this time, financial assistance for rent and utilities is winding down. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these temporary federal funds were made available to help people stay housed during difficult times. As this emergency program comes to a close, we will only be accepting applications from qualifying renters who are facing eviction.
If you are facing eviction, please contact our Eviction Prevention and Diversion program here.
In addition, Doña Ana County and Bernalillo County, outside of ABQ city limits, administer their own programs.
Please note that this change is only for renters — homeowners assistance remains available and will continue in partnership with MFA.
Assistance for Homeowners
The New Mexico Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program provides housing grants to income-eligible households experiencing financial hardship associated with the COVID-19 health crisis. We can also help pay for past-due, current, and future utility bills for those who qualify.
ERAP Application Status
If you applied before January 1, 2023, you will need the email address you applied with and your password.
We will continue to review, process, and award all valid applications that are currently in our queue, 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.
ERAP Reference 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.