New Mexico’s Muñoz on Emergency Rental Assistance Program: ‘I think we need to continue it in some way, shape, or form’
With the Emergency Rental Assistance Program running out of federal funding, New Mexico legislators must decide if the state will continue funding the program or not.
The program has officially stopped accepting applications as of Jan. 1, a recent KRQE report said.
The funding from the federal government under the Federal CARES Act is reaching its expiration date. The state’s website noted that the change is only for renters. Homeowners’ assistance will remain available.
“I think we need to continue it in some way, shape, or form, but it needs to be very detailed,” state Sen. George Muñoz told KRQE. “How do we help the single mother that is living in a rented house, paying utilities, and may have one or two kids she’s trying to put through school while she’s working?”