ERAP Emergency Rental Assistance

What is this assistance?

This assistance is provided by the State of New Mexico so that renters can avoid eviction during the pandemic. It is not a loan and does not have to be repaid.

What can it help pay for?

  • Past-due, current, and future rent
  • Utility bills
  • Relocation expenses such as first and last month's rent, and security deposit
  • Temporary lodging due to an eviction

What information is needed?

Below is what you’ll need to finish the application. We recommend gathering everything before you start your application.


  • Identification (A Social Security number is not required. People without a Social Security number can apply)
  • Current rental lease or statement from landlord
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of past-due bills
  • Utility bills (if applying for utility assistance)
  • Proof of unemployment (optional)
  • Eviction Notice (only required if you are in the eviction process)

GOALS:

  1. ERAP payments must eliminate all tenants' rental debt, including late fees, interests, and other penalties. 
  2. ERAP payments should be conditioned on the landlord forgiving any past rental debt or fees not covered by the ERAP payment. 
  3. Acceptance of ERAP payments should be tied to additional tenant protections.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Hotel Vouchers
  • Utility Assistance
  • Relocation Services

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