U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the State of New Mexico, the City of Rio Rancho, and the City of Las Cruces will benefit from $3.1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
"These grants will help New Mexico meet the housing needs of some of our most vulnerable residents," Bingaman said.
The awards are as follows:
The State of New Mexico will receive $1,723,304 in funds under the Emergency Shelter Grants program, which provides grants to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
The City of Rio Rancho will receive $344,655 in funds from the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). This program provides grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
The City of Las Cruces will receive $745,651 in funds from the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The City of Las Cruces will also receive $320,014 in funds from the HOME program which provides grants to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.