Programs and Pandemic Resources
The state of New Mexico will grant approximately $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) will administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in partnership with the City of Albuquerque. New Mexicans can apply for assistance at http://www.RentHelpNM.org beginning April 5, 2021.
Information on the Emergency Broadband funding can be accessed here
Tax Help resources for Senior: https://www.sfcc.edu/taxaide-aarp-tax/
Legal Resources: Even when there isn't a pandemic, a lot of Civil Legal issues come up and we have questions and we don't always have the wherewithal to deal with them. The New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice has a number of resources that can help, including topics such as elder care. The New Mexico State Library has put together a guide to much of the information as well. If you need forms, try here.
For more workshops and help from the Commission on Access to Justice see the following:
Coronavirus Information and Assistance
New Mexico Coronavirus Medical Hotline: (855) 600-3453
Non-health-related concerns: (833) 551-0518
Information from Prevention Magazine
Resources for families and individuals
The La Tienda Community Newsletter has weekly lists of resources to help yourself, others or both.
Internet Access Resources
To help make online learning equally accessible to all, many Internet Service Providers in New Mexico are offering free service and Wi-Fi hotspots during this public health crisis. A complete listing of providers and their current offers, compiled by the New Mexico Department of Information Technology, is posted on the New Mexico Public Education Department coronavirus webpage. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has also begun compiling a multi-state listing of free and low-cost internet plans available to people during this outbreak.
Local Business and Employee Support
Given the ongoing impact to businesses, please see the links below for some possible assistance options:
Senator Heinrich has set up a virtual job fair on his page
Disaster Assistance Loan portal. If you are unsure of how to apply, begin by watching this slide presentation on how to apply for disaster loans.
In addition, the New Mexico Economic Development Department has created state-specific programs to "assist businesses seeking emergency loans or lines of credit to deal with negative economic impacts from COVID-19. For more information, go to the NMEDD COVID-19 response page
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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