NM receives vouchers for emergency shelters value 3.Three million social providers

New Mexico is receiving more than $ 3.3 million from the American Rescue Plan’s Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) program to create 288 home vouchers for families affected by homelessness.

As part of the EHV program, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides housing choice vouchers to local public housing authorities to help the homeless or homeless. The program will also support those fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking or human trafficking.

“I am proud to support this important funding from the American Rescue Plan, which enables New Mexico public housing authorities to keep a roof over their heads for the people who need it most,” said US Senator Martin Heinrich, D-NM, in a statement Friday (July 9th). “I will continue to fight for resources that will promote residential security and broad economic recovery across New Mexico.”

“Individuals and families affected by homelessness, especially those escaping domestic and sexual violence, need strong support from their communities. This emergency housing funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan, will enable local public housing authorities to shelter the most vulnerable New Mexico residents, “US Senator Ben Ray Luján, D-NM, said in a statement. “I will continue to fight for the federal funding that New Mexico needs to recover and rebuild, support families in need, and help people stay in their homes.”

The state received 62 EHVs through the Eastern Regional Housing Authority in Roswell, 41 EHVs through the Northern Regional Housing Authority in Taos, 72 EHVs through the Bernalillo County Housing Department in Albuquerque, 68 EHVs through the City of Albuquerque Housing Authority in Albuquerque, 15 EHVs by the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority in Las Cruces, 15 EHVs by the San Miguel County Housing Authority in Las Vegas, and 15 EHVs by the San Juan County Housing Authority in Farmington.

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