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.



In accordance with 24 CFR 91.05(c)(2) and subpart B of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the City of Las Cruces is making an amendment to the PY2019 Action Plan for the City of Las Cruces (Consolidated Plan) available to the public through this notice. There will be two virtual public hearings.

The Public Comment Period will start on Monday, May 4th and end on Friday, May 8th, 2020. Two public hearings will be held on ZOOM. They will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2:30 p.m, and on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Please see the PUBLIC NOTICE for details on the Action Plan 2019 Amendment and for instructions on how to join the meetings.

Action Plan 2019 Amendments Draft


  • 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.