New Mexico Foundation (NMF) knows COVID-19 has impacted our communities and many are struggling. By sharing available community resources, NMF hopes to continue meeting those needs.
If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for assistance through the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority's (MFA) COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program. Recipients will receive as much as $1,500 a month for up to three months to pay back rent or mortgage payments. Payments on mobile home liens and the land or lots on which they are located as well as certain real estate contracts may also be covered. MFA will pay your past-due rent or mortgage payment directly to your landlord or servicer. The assistance does not have to be repaid.
Applications for MFA's COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program will be taken from 8 a.m. November 2 through 5 p.m. November 13 only.
Several supporting documents must be submitted with the application, so it is a good idea to get started as soon as possible. Go to housingnm.org to apply online or request a paper application by calling 505.308.4206 or 866.488.0498.
Applications received after 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020 will not be accepted. Applicants must certify that they have not received other federal or non-federal housing assistance for the same costs during the same period for which they are requesting assistance from the COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program.