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Assistance programs Sandoval County.

Find information on how to get financial help or free stuff in Sandoval County and Rio Rancho New Mexico. Locate charity agencies, churches, and government organizations that provide electric bill help or grants to pay for housing costs, including rent. Or get free stuff for low-income families including groceries, medical or dental care in Rio Rancho NM. Find financial assistance for bills near you in Sandoval County.

Many agencies help low to moderate income families, the unemployed, working poor, elderly, seniors and others. Free clothes, gas vouchers or a car for work, or other immediate financial help, is combined with long term support which may be job placement, free credit repair services, or budgeting help. Learn more below.

Get financial help for utilities, housing and food in Rio Rancho NM community

Storehouse West will help people with no money and low-income families that are experiencing a short term need for help. This may include those who are out of work, that have no unemployment benefits or whose benefits have ended, individuals on welfare or people who are currently waiting for their first employment check. The non-profit can also help those in Sandoval County who receive regular assistance on who may be on TANF, SNAP Food Stamps, Disability and low income Senior Citizen on social security.

Some of the social services offered include the following. All applications are in Spanish too.

  • Rent Payment Assistance or money for a security deposit.
  • There are also free Baby Clothing items, furniture, formula or dialers, including for single moms.
  • Free food or clothes, personal grooming supplies, soap, detergent, tablet and more from a free pantry and clothing closet. There are also SNAP and EBT cards, and even learn about an EBT free tablet.
  • School supplies or clothing for free, including uniforms and back packs for students in the Rio Rancho NM area.
  • Utility and Cooling Bill Payment Assistance.

They are based in Rio Rancho but service the entire county. Call (505) 892-2077, or read more on Storehouse West assistance programs.

The local community action agency is also a great resource to contact. HELP New Mexico, Inc. can assist residents of Sandoval County New Mexico.




  • Among other programs they offer include rent help from the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP). Among other services offered by HPRP include short to medium term housing assistance, money for utility bills, funds for paying utility and security deposits, moving costs, and other support. Free lawyers also help tenants in Sandoval County that are facing eviction.
  • Another option is the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. This offers a variety of aid, including counseling, employment services, information on applying for government programs, possible emergency financial assistance, and more.
  • Mortgage relief is offered in Sandoval County.. The community action agency may be able to assist here as well. Click here to learn more on mortgage programs, including fM foreclosure mediation,  or call them at the number below.

Call HELP at (505) 265-3717 to apply for aid or get information.

Sandoval Catholic Charities is a leading human services agency to call in the region. The non-profit and the churches that partner with the organization have a few key needs that they focus on, including for immigrants or migrant workers, the homeless or poor and others. They can also serve as a source of referrals and guidance for any low income family or individual in the region.

Some examples of the services offered include the following. The Gateway to Self-Sufficiency is for homeless families and women in the region. Many people are able to enroll into Catholic Charity education and job training resources, as increasing your income is the long term key to self-sufficiency. A rental assistance program may have limited funds for people facing eviction or a disconnection of their utility service. Other crisis services include food, meals, an emergency shelter, and assistance for seniors. Learn more on Catholic Charities in Sandoval County area.

Sandoval County free temporary and transitional housing programs are available for the recently evicted and homeless. Some resources are for low income families, single parents, and immigrants. Other programs are more readily available. Qualified residents can receive a place to stay, meals, possibly financial aid for paying security deposits on a new home, and other support. Click here for details on free temporary housing in Bernalillo region.





Homeless and eviction prevention assistance is available in Sandoval County and Rio Rancho NM. Once all conditions have been met, qualified low to income or formerly homeless families may be provided financial help. Housing expenses covered by a loan or grant can include deposits, back rent, lease application fees, low-income apartment costs and more. Note some of this support is for relocating an applicant into a new, more affordable apartment. Read more on Sandoval County area eviction help.

St Vincent De Paul Society has a local operation. The Society of SVDP offers emergency assistance to low-income families in need, immigrants and the homeless. Get free food or clothing. There is limited emergency funding for utility bills, rent, and medical expenses. They also offer support for individuals seeking employment and provide resources for financial education. The address is 99 Zia Rd, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, and dial (505) 867-1786 or (505) 892-0526.

New Mexico Human Services has a Sandoval County office. The low-income will get help from public assistance and government benefits. Programs include free food or formula from WIC or SNAP. There is also emergency short term cash assistance, free daycare vouchers, Medicaid applications and more. The address is 4363 Jager Dr NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Call (800) 283-4465, or learn more on NM cash assistance.

Housing assistance programs are located across NM and nationally. There are a number of benefit programs available, ranging from no-income no wait list apartments to rent help, storage lot assistance, rehousing and more. Locate housing assistance near you.

New Mexico Legal Aid - Rio Rancho Office helps the low-income and seniors. Clients will meet with a lawyer / attorney for free. Their services include help with housing issues such as topping evictions or foreclosures. There is also free legal aid in applying for public benefits, family law, domestic violence, wills for seniors and consumer issues, including debt collector help. They also offer advice and representation in civil legal cases. Dial 833-545-4357.

Food pantries and free grocery vouchers

St. Felix Pantry, Inc. is a local food pantry that will serve people and families from Rio Rancho and Bernalillo as well as the surrounding areas. They provide free food, groceries, formula, fruits or vegetables and clothing as available. Dial (505) 891-8075. The location is 4020 Barbara Loop SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

There are additional free grocery and meal organizations that offer food. Some will provide other assistance as well. This can include, but is not limited too, free Christmas meals or presents, clothing, or even a Meals on Wheels service. Learn more on Sandoval County free food banks.

Free or income based medical or dental care Sandoval County

El Pueblo Health Services is a free community clinic that can offer medical care on a sliding fee scale based on income. The uninsured may also receive assistance including people on Medicaid or with no money. However various forms of insurance are also accepted by the clinic and dentists including Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP, or the general relief fund, including for dental work. Look here for a dentist that takes Medicaid insurance.





There will be free medical such as eye exams, diabetes management, and OB/GYN or telehealth. Free basic dental care in Sandoval County also help kids and the uninsured, including cleanings, extractions, root canals or dentures and more. Location is 121 Calle Del Presidente, Bernalillo NM. Call (505) 867-2324.

Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc. provides a number of mental health and rehab services in Sandoval County. A major focus is on the low-income, people on Medicaid or with no insurance. Dial (505) 867-3351 for intake. The center is 4321 Fulcrum Way NE B, Rio Rancho, NM 87144.

Rio Rancho Family Health Center is a local community clinic. A sliding fee/variable billing program is in place for people who do not have health insurance. The center provides mental health, substance abuse, family care and general outpatient medical assistance to the uninsured and low income. Address is 184 Unser Blvd. NE, Rio Rancho New Mexico. Telephone (505) 896-0928.


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