Two New Mexico lawmakers urge people to apply for rental assistance

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Two New Mexico lawmakers are urging residents impacted by COVID-19 to apply for rental assistance. Senator Martin Heinrich and Representative Melanie Stansbury were at EXPO New Mexico Tuesday morning. They are encouraging eligible New Mexico renters to apply for the nearly $200 million available in federal rental assistance.


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Applicants can receive up to 15 months of assistance which can go towards unpaid, current, future rent, and utilities.

Interested applicants are encouraged to bring documents the following documents:

  • Documentation showing proof of renting in New Mexico
  • Documents of income for all adult households
  • Documentation that shows at least one household member is at risk of homelessness or housing instability
  • Documentation of direct or indirect impact from COVID-19

Those also interested in seeking assistance should review the FAQ at www.RentHelpNM.org to learn about eligibility and documentation needed for their application.

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