Rent and Mortgage Assistance Coming Soon

Mortgage and Rental Assistance

 for New Mexicans impacted by COVID-19

On Monday, November 2, MFA will begin accepting applications for the new COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program. The program will provide qualifying New Mexicans with as much as $1,500 per month for up to three months to pay back rent or mortgage payments and other housing costs.

MFA is asking that you help get the word out about this crucial assistance. Please send the printable informational flyer, which is linked here in English and Spanish, to everyone on your mailing list. The flyers are also on MFA’s website: housingnm.org.

Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. Monday, November 2 through 5 p.m. Friday, November 13 only. The link to the electronic application will be live on MFA’s website on November 2. Paper applications may be requested by calling 505.308.4206 or 866.488.0498.

Applications will be ranked based on household income level or tribal land residency and the date and time the application was received. Please encourage your contacts to start gathering the required supporting documents immediately so they can submit their application in a timely manner. A list of acceptable documents can be found on our website.

The COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program is available to New Mexico households earning 80 percent or less of the median income in their area, adjusted for family size. In order to qualify, applicants must prove that they have suffered a financial hardship that is directly related to the COVID-19 health crisis and documentation of delinquency. Complete program details, including household income limits by county, can be found on MFA’s website: housingnm.org

If you have any questions, please call 505.308.4206 or 866.488.0498 or e-mail bcoats@housingnm.org.

P-EBT Update

The NM Human Services Department has established the Yes New Mexico portal where parents and School Food Authorities (SFAs) can now access student information on the Pandemic-EBT program. Through the portal, parents and SFAs can look up their students’ information and validate, update or change their address or request a new P-EBT card. A student ID number and some additional identifying data are required for access. This flier includes instructions for accessing the YesNM portal. 

Please share it with families involved with P-EBT along with the link: https://www.yes.state.nm.us/yesnm/home/index

FAFSA MONEY MONDAYS WITH NMHU

New Mexico Highlands University Financial Support Staff will be conducting $Money Mondays$ for all seniors and potential college students to receive one-to-one help filling out their FAFSA. This is an incredible opportunity! Not only that, with the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, you can be placed in the running to receive a $1000 scholarship!  Attached are the flyers and information for this incredible resource. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Kelly Cramer HS Counselor