New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority is accepting applications through 5 p.m. today (Jan. 8), to help pay rent and mortgage for households which have experienced a COVID-19 related financial hardship. "Recipients will receive as much as $1,500 per month for up to three months to pay past-due rent or mortgage payments. In addition, payments on real estate contracts, mobile or manufactured home liens and the land or lots on which they are located may also be covered," according to a statement from the agency.
Apply online if possible. If you can't apply online, you can call 308-4206 to request that a paper application be emailed to you. If you are a case manager/advocate you can request that it be emailed to you and you can print out copies for your clients to submit.
Anyone who received CARES Act COVID-19 rent or mortgage assistance from MFA previously cannot apply again. Info is found on the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program page of NM MFA's website: https://housingnm.org/static/covid-assistance. In the first paragraph there is a link to a summary "factsheet."
Applications and documentation can be mailed in if postmarked no later than Jan. 8, or you can drop off the application at:
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
344 Fourth St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
If your application is incomplete, you will be given 10 calendar days to submit the missing information.
Applications are being processed first come first served, but funding will be awarded with priority to those with the lowest incomes. Because of delayed processing times, the helpline staffperson indicated that assistance funds will not be awarded until sometime in February.