Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Meghan
Low-Income homeowners and single mothers may find it hard to pay their utility bills and make ends meet due to limited funds. That is New Mexico State runs programs to help you pay bills and live a comfortable life. Happy reading.
Hep with Electricity Bills
State of New Mexico Emergency Rental Assistance Program
If you are looking for help to pay your electricity bills, consider seeking support from the State of New Mexico Emergency Rental Assistance. This program helps pay unpaid, future electricity bills, and past due.
Help with Food
HELP New Mexico
To reduce food insecurity in New Mexico, HELPNM supplies food every week to eligible low-income households. The program provides food support to enable low-income families having tight budgets to afford other unexpected needs, including medical and car repairs. HELPNM also connects eligible families to other existing food programs in the community. Find out more at https://helpnm.com/food-assistance/.
Storehouse New Mexico
Storehouse New Mexico is committed to fighting hunger by offering free food to those in need, regardless of their income. “The working poor” falls into this category. They can’t qualify for SNAP assistance because they don’t meet income eligibility requirements. But other expenses, such as major car repairs, reduced hours of work, or medical expenses may put them in financial problems and wonder where they will source their next meal. The organization feeds more than 50,000 people who visit their pantry every year. Storehouse works with volunteers to achieve its mission. Find out more at https://storehousenm.org/.
Help with Telephone Bills
This is a government support program and it can help you save on your monthly telephone bills. To qualify for the program assistance, your household must have not more than 135% of Federal Income Limits. Participants of Food Stamps, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans, or Survivors Pension Benefits, automatically qualify for assistance. Learn more about the program at http://www.centurylink.com/Pages/Support/LifeLine/.
City of Albuquerque Free Outdoor (WiFi)
This program helps with internet access to low-income folks in the City of Albuquerque. The city has enabled more residents to have access to wireless internet connections by adding more locations where people can practice social distancing. Read more at http://www.cabq.gov/coronavirus-information/wifi.
Help with Transportation
Looking for help with transportation in New Mexico? There are Senior Transportation Programs to help those who can no longer drive or afford public transportation to reach their destinations. You may reach out to your local Senior Center for information on the available senior transportation programs. The National Center on Senior Transportation provides help to elderly persons looking to go shopping or medical appointments. Read more at http://www.seniortransportation.net/.
Help with Heating Bills
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
This program is provided by the New Mexico Human Services to help low-income New Mexico families reduce their heating and cooling costs. The goal is to keep families against the harsh weather. The program receives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You may also have access to emergency assistance if you have urgent needs such as experiencing disconnection from the heating source. Read more at https://www.pnm.com/liheap-apply.
PNM Good Neighbor Fund
Are you a PNM customer and facing electricity emergencies? Worry not. PNM helps its customers with past-due balances. PNM is working together with the New Mexico Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The primary purpose of the PNM program is to provide funding to low-income families and single mothers facing financial difficulties due to heating emergencies. Find out more at https://www.pnm.com/gnf-applying-for-help.
Help with Household Items and Clothing
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico
The Goodwill Industries of New Mexico provides specialized social services to low-income families, including single moms. The organization’s services are primarily financed through donations of clothing, furniture, housewares, and other household items. The organization operates 15 stores and 14 donation centers to offer its services. The organization also distributes free clothing and household item to eligible low-income families in need of help. Learn more at https://www.goodwillnm.org/.