New Mexico will receive more than $3.3 million from the American Rescue Plan's Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) program to create 288 housing vouchers for families experiencing homelessness.
Through the EHV program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing housing choice vouchers to local Public Housing Authorities to assist those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The program will also support those who are fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking or human trafficking.
"I'm proud to support this critical funding from the American Rescue Plan that empowers New Mexico Public Housing Authorities to help keep and put roofs over the heads of those that need it most," said U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, in a statement Friday (July 9). "I will continue fighting for resources that promote housing security and a broad economic recovery across New Mexico."
"Individuals and families facing homelessness, especially those escaping domestic and sexual violence, need strong support from their communities. This emergency housing funding made available through the American Rescue Plan will empower local public housing authorities to shelter the most vulnerable New Mexicans," said U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján, D-NM, in a statement. "I'll continue fighting for the federal resources that New Mexico needs to recover and rebuild, support struggling families, and help people stay in their homes."
The state received 62 EHVs through the Eastern Regional Housing Authority in Roswell, 41 EHVs through the Northern Regional Housing Authority in Taos, 72 EHVs through the Bernalillo County Housing Department in Albuquerque, 68 EHVs through the City of Albuquerque Housing Authority in Albuquerque, 15 EHVs through the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority in Las Cruces, 15 EHVs through the Housing Authority of San Miguel County in Las Vegas and 15 EHVs through the Housing Authority of the County of San Juan in Farmington.