Single Mothers Assistance in New Mexico

This article explores single mother assistance programs that are available for single parents and low-income families in New Mexico.

Single mother assistance in New Mexico

Housing and Urban Development Rental Assistance (HUD) for Single Mothers

The HUD provides quality affordable rental homes to low-income individuals and families. Visit this page to find an affordable new place. Call the Public and Indian Housing customer service at 800-955-2232 or visit this page or find their offices.

Visit this page to learn about New Mexico’s landlord-tenant laws.

St. Elizabeth Shelter

The St. Elizabeth Shelter assists homeless individuals and families through emergency shelters, food, case management, counseling, supportive housing, and referrals to human service agencies. They have shelters for women, men, families, and housing for people with physical and mental disabilities and seniors. Visit their website or call 505-982-6611 to learn more.

Utility Bill Assistance for Single Mothers

Visit this page to see steps to reduce utility costs to make your home more energy-efficient.

These are agencies that can help you with your utility bills:

  • Iamosa Multi-Service Center                            – 505-836-8800
  • East Central Multi-Service Center                    – 505-256-2070
  • HELP: Bernalillo County                                  – 505-265-3714
  • John Marshall Multi-Service Center                 – 505-848-1345
  • Los Griegos Center                                          – 505-761-4050
  • Deming – Love Inc.                                          – 575-544-2400
  • Faith at Work Community                                 – 505-471-6323
  • Santa Fe Senior Citizen Center                       – 505-955-4799
  • Ruidoso Southeast Community Action Corp.    – 575-257-6937

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for single moms

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to qualified low-income individuals and families through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Their goal is to supplement your food budget and make it possible for you to buy more nutritious food for your family. Start your application online and learn more about them through their website or contact 800-432-6217 or 800-221-5689. Visit this page to find a SNAP field office.

Low Income Telephone Assistance Program (LITAP) for Single Mothers

The Low Income Telephone Assistance Program (LITAP) provides financial assistance for the phone lines of qualified applicants.

The Lifeline, a federally funded program, provides a $13.50 monthly discount to lower the cost of phone bills of qualified applicants.

The Link-Up program gives a 50% (up to $30) discount for the installation of telephone connections of those qualified for Lifeline or Tribal Lifeline.

Start your application online or call 575-748-1241.

Energy Assistance

The Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides cash assistance in paying for heating and cooling bills to low-income individuals and families. The program is available for renters and homeowners, and qualifications are based on the gross income of the household. Visit their website or call 505-827-7258 or 800-283-4465 to learn more.

Apply through the tribe’s social services contact list for tribal households.

Prescription Assistance Program

The New Mexico Prescription Drug Card is available for free to all residents. Save as high as 75% on medications using this card. It is accepted at Albertsons Sav-on, Smith’s, CVS pharmacy, Kmart, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and at more than 56,000 participating national and regional pharmacies. There’s no need to do anything to get the card.

Print your own pre-activated Prescription Drug Card through this site. Call 505-764-3740 to learn more.

Foreclosure Assistance for Single Mothers

Programs like mortgage company services can help reduce your house payment or provide financial assistance temporarily. Visit this website to learn more about stopping foreclosure.

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