Community Improvement

Community Improvement Program addresses community needs related to affordable housing, public services funding, and public infrastructure improvements intended to improve the lives of low and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods of the community. All of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded programs comply with the City’s Consolidated Plan. View the City plans.

The City’s Draft Action Plan 2020 (HUD Program Year 2020) Is open to public review and comment from March 2, 2020, through April 2, 2020. This Action Plan is the fifth year plan of the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The 2020 Plan details the proposed uses of Federal funds for the upcoming Program Year. 

Programs

  • The Home Rehabilitation program assists low to moderate-income homeowners to bring their homes up to current codes and standards. The Mobile Home Ramp program assists disabled, low-income occupants to get a wheelchair ramp for their mobile home.
  • Fair Housing, it’s not an option, it’s the law!
  • Landlord/Tenant Relations explains the rights and responsibilities for both renters and landlords under the New Mexico Uniform Owner-Residents Relations Act.
  • Affordable Housing is a program that helps implement affordable rental and homeownership projects.
  • The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds a variety of public service and infrastructure programs.
  • City Health Care Grants provide funding to various non-profit organizations that provide health care services to low and moderate-income individuals.
  • Housing for the Homeless programs funds various programs such as the Shelter Plus Care (housing for disabled homeless persons), Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, and Transitional Housing programs.