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Rent assistance in Albuquerque area.

Find Albuquerque and Bernalillo County charities, non-profits and churches that help pay rent and offer housing assistance. Get information as well as phone numbers of who to call for financial aid. Low income families as well as people close to eviction can get emergency rental or security deposit assistance or even free hotel vouchers in the Albuquerque New Mexico area.

The charity agencies, not for profits, and government organizations listed below have specific programs offered to both tenants as well as the currently homeless. The agencies focus on providing rental assistance, free legal consultations from attorneys as well as other eviction prevention services. Some agencies may provide direct cash grants or money, while others offer landlord/tenant dispute resolutions or free legal aid to contest an eviction filing. There are also long term rent subsidies from section 8 housing that can help very low income Albuquerque families as well as the elderly or disabled.

Some non-profits may offer other forms of housing support, such as utilities, funds to pay security deposits or repairs to homes. However each and every Bernalillo County New Mexico based organization is committed to keeping people in their homes and apartments and preventing homelessness. It is recognized that it is easier to help an individual pay their rent and stay in their apartment then seeing someone be evicted and trying to rehouse them.

How to find help with rent, grants for security deposits and more in Bernalillo County

Joy Junction - The center is an emergency homeless shelter for families, couple, women, and a limited number of single men. Once stabilized, the charity will try to rehouse the person, and this may include help finding (and applying for) security deposit help or grants to help pay first and last months rent. Meals are offered to guests only. The address is 4500 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105. Dial (505) 877-6967.

Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (phone (505) 766-5197) - A great place to call for information and referral to Albuquerque programs, including rental assistance. They administer social work assistance, housing support programs, crisis intervention, and offer help assistance in applying for government benefits. The non-profit is at 1217 1st St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.

 

 

 

Barrett House - Night shelter is available as a form of emergency help. They also offer Rapid Rehousing as well as Housing First, which works to get people immediately into safe and affordable homes. Referrals to rent help, government grants, and placement services are offered. A major focus is on women, especially those fleeing domestic abuse. The address is 10300 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Note only women and children are served, including single moms. Phone 505-243-4887

Southwest Neighborhoods Housing Services. Phone number 505-243-5511. Offers homebuyers training, landlord/tenant counseling, as well as budgeting classes. There is also information on eviction as well as foreclosure avoidance, home rehabilitation program, and help for refinancing existing loans for the Albuquerque area. The non-profit is at 6301 4th St NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107.

Catholic Charities of Albuquerque New Mexico. can be reached at (505) 724-4670. The churches offers many forms of social services, including to immigrants and Spanish speakers. There is also information on rental and housing services. Among the programs available include housing for single mothers, Immigration Info and even offers such activities as computer class training.

The financial help for utilities, rent or other bills is limited. Income and other criteria are in place. The address is 2010 Bridge Blvd SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105, or find other assistance from Catholic Charities.

Albuquerque Department of Family and Community Services, which can be reached at (505) 768-2860, can direct residents to housing assistance programs. The main one they run is the Homelessness Prevention Fund, which offers funds to help pay rent (both current and back) in an emergency. There are also ESG grants, low income energy bill help, and other programs for low-income renters. The disabled and seniors can also get support. The office is at 1 Civic Plz NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Housing Authority of Bernalillo County offers support. The section 8 housing voucher program is also administered in the county. There is also TANF cash aid and other government benefits. The Albuquerque Housing Authority runs the HUD funded rent subsidy and Public Housing Program, and the organization can be reached at (505)764-3920. the PHA is at 1840 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

 

 

 

 

H.E.L.P New Mexico -  This non-profit helps with paying rent, utility and cooling bills. The charity can offer employment opportunities and counseling services too, including help tenants budget properly. A focus is on offering Bernalillo County residents short term housing solutions, which includes possible help with paying for security deposits and longer term self-sufficiency. The office is at 5101 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. For applications or details, dial (505) 265-3717.

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity - This national based non-profit uses donations of volunteer funds and labor, money and materials to build simple, yet high quality and decent affordable housing for Albuquerque’s low income families. Call 505-265-0057. They can help low income renters or single moms leave a leased unit and moving into a house. Address is 4900 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110.

New Mexico Legal Aid is based at 301 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque. Work with a legal counselor or attorney on a pro-bono basis to get help with Landlord/Tenant disputes. They can advise people on their eviction rights, and also help deal with issues such as unsafe housing  Call the firm at (866) 416-1922 to get free legal services and advice for low- income individuals.

Methodist Children’s Home - Get access to case management, counseling, and information on rental assistance, including self-sufficiency programs. Location is 3876 Masthead St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Call 505 255-8740.

New Mexico Aids Services Inc. only assists people with AIDs and/or HIV. Emergency financial help for housing costs (rent, mortgages or utilities). There is help for moving, security deposit assistance, transportation and other social services. Patients family members can also get assistance from 3900 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Dial (505) 938-7100.

Women's Housing Coalition help women of all ages, faiths, immigration status and languages. Everything from transitional housing to financial help for bills (or rent) are offered. There is counseling, job programs, and other services to help tenants find (and retain) a home or apartment. The address is 3005 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110. Call (505) 884-8856.

Veterans Integration Centers (VIC) covers Bernalillo County. The veterans, family members, spouses, and survivor members can get help. Financial aid for rent or security deposits. There are funds to pay for storage costs, case management, and even home buying help, once stabilizied. Grants, loans, VA benefits and more are offered from Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). Location is 13032 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Call (505) 265-0512.

Noon Day Ministry. Rock at Noon Day - Call for rent and/or other housing and utility assistance. Call 505-246-8001. They help veterans and immigrants with housing needs, provide free items such as furniture and give other support from 2400 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The non-profit may have information on loans for paying rent, utility assistance programs, and cash grants from the federal TANF program among other aid.

 

 

 

 

Office of Senior Affairs, which can be reached at (505) 764-6400, runs different assistance programs. The agency offers referrals for housing programs in the community, senior subsidized homes and other grant aid. Many elderly and seniors in Bernalillo County have unique housing needs. The address is 714 7th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Family Legal Assistance Group offers low income families in Bernalillo County with free or low cost eviction prevention and legal assistance. Other housing issues can be addressed, and they may coordinate landlord/tenant mediation. Free lawyers also help with housing discrimination, including for immigrants, minorities or Spanish speakers. Call (505) 843-7303. Address is 2701 Arizona St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

Women’s Housing Coalition  - The center provides low cost, yet high quality affordable housing for women who are single. Assistance is for women with families - children. They need to have no husbands or boyfriends (as a source of income or support) in order to get rent help or other support. Call the center at 305-884-8856, and the address is 3005 San Pedro NE Albuquerque, NM 87110.

St Martins Hospitality Center administers rental assistance. The charity helps pay security deposits and offers forms of one time, short term rent assistance. The address is 1201 3rd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Call (505) 242-4399

St. Vincent De Paul Society is made up of a partnership of Albuquerque churches. The SVDP charity organization provides emergency financial assistance and grants for paying rent, food expenses, utilities, housing items and other reasonable requests.

In addition, the charity (which is based at 4120 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110) also operates two thrift stores which have a variety of used household goods, clothing, and furniture. Social workers can help people find affordable housing as well as apply for assistance paying rent, and they also work with local churches. Call the charity at 346-1500.

Charities operate programs such as RAP - Rental Assistance as well as homeless prevention/rehousing. They rely on federal government grants from ESG to provide various services. There may be help for paying rent arrears, moving expenses, deposits to set up new utility service, and other short term help to stop an eviction. Find details on eviction prevention in Albuquerque.

The Bernalillo County Salvation Army (phone (505) 242-3112) offers several forms of emergency rental assistance and funds for low income persons. There may also be vouchers for hotel or motels. In order to get rent help you need to have an eviction notice and meet income requirements.

Also apply for other housing needs such as emergency utility assistance for persons with shut off notices. Casework services to local transient persons, shelter, and information on New Mexico and government housing programs also offered.  Location is 400 John St SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SER de New Mexico - Speak to a counselor for homeownership pre and post counseling. There is also landlord/tenant eviction prevention counseling and advice. The free guidance or legal support can also assist with homeownership foreclosure default counseling and learn about jobs or local GED programs. Call (575) 233-0667 or 505-268-4500.

Good Shepherd Manor. Shelter is available for men only. It is available from 7 nights up to 7 months. Clients get a place to stay as well as help in finding permanent housing. The location is 218 Iron Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Call (505) 243-2527.

By Jon McNamara

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