Community Resources

Rental Assistance

Chainbreaker is not distributing funds but is distributing information on how to apply for rental and utility assistance with the State of New Mexico.

 

I OWE RENT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

 

If you currently owe rent, you should apply immediately to the RentHelpNM.org program that was extended until September 30, 2022. Most renters in New Mexico qualify to receive up to 12 months of accumulated rent and up to 3 months in future payments.

 

If you’re struggling to apply or seek to apply by phone call the State Hotline at 1-833-485-1334.

 

Rompecadenas ha desarrollado una guía y un video en el que se explican los documentos requeridos y el proceso de aplicación, estos recursos son solo para personas que hablan español.

 

Legal Assistance

I HAVE RECEIVED AN EVICTION NOTICE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

You should call an attorney, we list some resources below.

  • NMLA – Must meet income requirements and must be a legal resident of the United States
    • Website – https://www.newmexicolegalaid.org/
    • Apply for Legal Help by phone: 1-833-LGL-HELP (1-833-545-4357) (generally Monday through Thursday, 10am to 3pm)
  • NMILC – Works with immigrants regardless of legal status
    • Website – https://www.nmilc.org/
    • Call Their Office To Connect With An Attorney For Free, Monday 1-5 p.m., Tuesday-Fridays 9-5 p.m. (Closed 12-1 p.m.) – Call 505-247-1023
  • University of NM School of Law
    • Contact The Clinic, (505) 277-5265
  • City of Santa Fe

Chainbreaker does not employ lawyers and THIS Is Not Legal Advice. These materials are intended for renters to understand their rights and how to exercise them, but this information is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. The information may not reflect the most current legal developments and may be changed, updated, or removed as circumstances develop. For the most up-to-date information please call the Eviction Protection Hotline at 505-577-5481.

Other Resources

Santa Fe CONNECT

Santa Fe County Resource Guide

Join the CONNECT Advisory Committee

Chainbreaker Collective is organizing an Advisory Committee for the CONNECT Network.  This committee will be made of 7-10 members which will be meeting quarterly, twice virtually, and twice in-person. The goal for this committee is to improve the CONNECT Network based on individual suggestions and receive feedback. Individuals interested in joining this committee must complete an application.

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CONNECT Advisory Committee Application

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If you have any questions about Chainbreaker or the CONNECT Advisory Committee, please contact Yetzali Reyna, by email at yetzali@chainbreaker.org, or call/text (505) 310 7947.

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