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Rental assistance in Santa Fe County and city.

Santa Fe County residents have access to a few resources for paying their rent or maybe a portion of moving costs or a security deposit. The funding is limited, but there are non-profit agencies, churches as well as charities that can help income qualified tenants. The objective of these programs is to prevent further evictions as well as homelessness across the region.

Most of the organizations offer some assistance for rent or a security deposit, but it is not their primary focus. Therefore the resources they have are very limited. However, even if they do not have money available, then they can still offer other support. This may be referrals to grant programs for back rent, transitional housing, or they can coordinate free legal aid for Santa Fe County families. There are also housing and rent programs focused on the disabled as well as senior citizens in the county.

Holy Cross Catholic Church
Address is 100 Church Street
Santa Cruz, New Mexico 87567
Phone - (505) 753-3345

Empty Stocking Fund operates in Santa Fe County. There is money raised from the community, and the funds are used to help pay for everything from rent to energy bills and medications. For information, call (505) 983-8368.

HELP New Mexico
664 Alta Vista, Suite C
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 986-9003
Limited emergency funds are offered. Rental assistance, or funds for security deposits, can also be part of the Community Development Block Grant. The non-profit has has employment and more.

Life Link
2325 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Main number is (505) 438-0010
Coordinates permanent housing for the formerly homeless. A great place for information on everything from loans to programs to help pay a portion of security deposits.




Homeless Court
2801 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 982-6611
They partner with City of Santa Fe Municipal Court and St. Elizabeth Shelter to help the homeless and poor.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish
9 Grazing Elk
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
Main phone - (505) 455-2472
Limited funds for rent, counseling, and other needs, such as clothing, are administered.

Bienvenidos Outreach Inc
Location is 1511 5th St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 986-0583
The homeless, immigrants, Spanish speakers and others can get help. Shelter, food, information or referrals to rent or security deposit help, as well as other basic needs. Homeless prevention is always a priority in Santa Fe County.

Santa Fe County Public Housing Authority
52 Camino de Jacobo
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
Phone: (505) 992-3060
They run the section 8 HCV program. There is also HUD VASH for rent help for veterans, low income and income subsidized apartments. Other resources include Family Self-Sufficiency and Public Housing.

Salvation Army
Address - 525 West Alameda
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Call the center at (505) 988-8054
The faith based charity has emergency funds for back rent. Clients can be single parents or the elderly, the unemployed, non-English speakers, Latinos and others. A formal application process is in place for their rental assistance program. Find details on help with rent from Santa Fe Salvation Army.

Santa Fe Need And Deed
P.O. Box 23252
Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 920-2227
Emergency programs may be offered for housing costs.







St. Vincent De Paul
Location - 1088 Early Street
Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 989-8328
Everything from loans to shelter is for families behind on their rent. Housing is also for children and survivors of domestic violence.

St. Anne Parish
Address: 511 Alicia Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-4430

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
1301 Osage Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Main phone - (505) 984-3118

Homelessness Resource Center - Santa Fe Resource and Opportunity Center is for anyone facing homelessness. This includes both homeowners that are behind on their mortgage or tenants struggling to keep up with rent payments to their landlord.

The office offers case management and legal aid, information on federal government grants for rent, and foreclosure prevention. They also assist with utility deposits on a new low income apartment, or get referrals to section 8 vouchers. Dial (505) 982-6611.

Bread For The Journey Santa Fe Chapter
PO Box 5220
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
(505) 988-1118
Small grants for shelter, transitional housing, rent help, and more is available. They help migrants and immigrants too.

Referrals to state and federal grants – Call 505-662-6211 for linkage. Various charities and non-profits may have funding.

Santa Fe New Mexico Legal Aid
Address is 901 West Alameda Street Suite 20B
Santa Fe, NM 87501
For service, dial (505) 982-9886
Lawyers offer free advice and representation to tenants facing an eviction.


By Jon McNamara


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