Due to technical issues, the temporary conference call number for this morning's commission meeting is as follows:
(339) 209-6312 (no access code needed)
You may also view the live-feed on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/guadalupecountynm
NM Mortgage Assistance
The NM Mortgage Finance Authority’s COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Program can help pay your past-due or current mortgage payments if you are experiencing a financial hardship because of COVID-19. The program provides emergency housing grants to income-eligible households and residents of tribal lands, up to $1,500 per month for a period of up to three (3) consecutive months, to maintain housing and/or to reduce housing cost delinquency. Some mobile/manufactured home lot rental payments may also be covered. MFA will pay your past-due housing payments directly to your mortgage or loan servicer, escrow company or other housing provider. The best part is the assistance does not have to be repaid.
Applications are being accepted now. You can submit your application electronically here: https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/mfacovidassist/Participant.
To request a paper application, call 505.308.4206 or 866.488.0498. Learn more about the qualifications at https://www.housingnm.org/static/covid-assistance.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Information
The State of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The rental assistance and utility assistance program will begin taking applications starting April 5, 2021 thru August 2021.
Renters across the state are eligible for the program -- except for residents of Bernalillo County, Dona Ana County, and those who live in a Pueblo or tribal area. Those two counties, as well as tribal governments, will administer their own Rental Assistance Programs. Those seeking assistance should review the current FAQ at www.RentHelpNM.org to learn more about eligibility and documentation needed for their application. The help desk phone number is 1-833-485-1334.
The State of New Mexico will either pay the landlord and/or the utility provider directly depending on the financial assistance request by the applicant. Landlords and utility providers are encouraged to download a W9 and submit it to DFA via .us as soon as possible to ensure a streamlined process for receiving payment.
Guadalupe county awards
Guadalupe County has been presented with the 2020 RAP Award. This award was obtained for successfully completing year 6 of New Mexico County's Risk Awareness Program and reducing multi-line claims by 40%, auto claims by 100%, and law enforcement claims by 100%. Congratulations to ALL County employees for doing your part to continually ensure that Guadalupe County maintains a safe work environment.
Pictured above (from left to right): Ben Rael, Yolanda Chavez, Monica Abeyta, Rose Fernandez
Congratulations on your audit achievement for FY 2019! Each year, NMC and the Office of the State Auditor select counties that prove their dedication to ethical financial practices that safeguard public assets. Criteria included outstanding work on audits, submitting audits in a timely manner, and having sustained excellence with high audit opinions. The winners of the FY19 Audit & Accountability Awards will be recognized by NMC and Auditor Brian Colón on Thursday, January 21, at 11:45am during the closing session of the 2021 NMC Legislative Conference.
Picured above (from left to right): Monica Abeyta, Yolanda Chavez,
Rose Fernandez, Diana Urban
Effective Friday, April 16, 2021
Guadalupe County offices will have a "soft" opening on Friday, April 16, 2021. Anyone wishing to conduct business with the Assessor's, Clerk's, or Treasurer's will need to use the North entrance, located on Historic Route 66, across from the T&D Food Mart. Each office will be limited to no more than two visitors at one time.
The Administration Office, located in the historic portion of the courthouse, will be limited to no more than one visitor per office.
It is highly recommended that appointments be made if at all possible to ensure that services are expedited, and conducted safely and efficiently.
All visitors will be required to fill out the sign-in sheets located within each office. Temperatures will also be required when entering any office.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.
(Angela Gomez, Assessor)
(Roberta Chavez, Chief Deputy Assessor)
(Manuel Martinez, Mapper)
(Tanna Ortega, Appraiser)
(Robert Serrano III, Clerk)
(Felicia Falcon, Chief Deputy Clerk)
(Joaquin Romo, Deputy Clerk)
(All County Clerk Staff)
(Susan Bailey, Treasurer)
(Diana Urban, Chief Deputy Treasurer)
(Carolyn Madrid, Deputy)
Please continue to practice social distancing to protect not only yourself, but also your family and friends. Stay Safe!