Please note: This funding is only available to properties monitored by MFA. Owners of properties monitored by MFA must apply for rental assistance on behalf of their tenants. If you are a tenant, please contact your property manager. Tenants seeking rental assistance can also contact one of the organizations listed here: http://housingnm.org/community_development/rental-assistance-programs-rap.
Introduction and Background
The New Mexico Housing Trust Fund (NMHTF) was established in 2005 by the New Mexico Housing Trust Fund Act, which designates the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority as the administrator and trustee of the NMHTF (MFA) The purpose of the NMHTF is to provide flexible funding for housing initiatives in order to produce significant additional housing investment in the state.
A portion of NMHTF funds will be available under this NOFA to provide short-term rental assistance to eligible tenants of income-restricted properties monitored by MFA who are experiencing financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants are encouraged to direct questions regarding the New Mexico Housing Trust Fund Rental Assistance Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Application to:
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
344 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 767-2249 or toll-free statewide (800) 444-6880
TTY/Voice: 711, or if no answer
1-800-659-8331 (English) OR 1-800-327-1857 (Spanish)
Application Submission and Due Date
MFA is now holding a fifth round of funding. In order to be considered for funding in this fifth round, completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM MDT on August 31, 2020. Applications must be submitted electronically via the link below.
Please note that the NOFA has been revised. The redlined revisions to the NOFA can be found below. Among other changes, properties may now apply for up to three months of rental assistance for each tenant. Please see the details of these provisions and others in the revised NOFA.
New Mexico Housing Trust Fund Rental Assistance NOFA Addendum #2 with redlined changes (7-21-20) This addendum includes the revised NOFA redlined against the previous NOFA.
New Mexico Housing Trust Fund Rental Assistance NOFA - Revised 7-21-20 (clean) This is a clean version of the revised NOFA that includes the changes redlined in Addendum #2 linked above