Community Improvement Program

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 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the City’s Fiscal Year 2019 (HUD Program Year 2018) Is open to public review and comment from August 30, 2019 through September 20, 2019. This report details all programs that are funded through entitlement grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the City of Las Cruces. 


  • 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.

Keep Your Home New Mexico Program

Any Las Cruces homeowners struggling with their mortgage or facing foreclosure may find assistance with the “Keep Your Home New Mexico” program supported by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. The program is designed to provide direct foreclosure prevention services to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage loan.

This unprecedented effort is a statewide collaboration between the Attorney General’s office and several non-profit agencies that provide direct housing counseling and foreclosure legal defense services to struggling homeowners.

The primary way for homeowners to connect to housing counseling and legal services is by calling the hotline at 1-855-664-6630 or by visiting the website.