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Commissioners Accept Grant to Assist County Renters

7:16 AM
Tom Thorpe, O (505) 314-0403, C (505) 414-0485 -

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County commissioners have accepted the $5 million emergency rental assistance grant. The Emergency Rental Assistance program makes available $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The funds are provided directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and Native American tribes.  

The grant, made available to Bernalillo County by the United States Treasury, has been earmarked for qualifying renters outside the city limits of Albuquerque, but within the county.

“Bernalillo County commissioners want to continue to do everything in our power to help struggling residents during this pandemic,” says County Commission Chair Charlene Pyskoty.  “If this can help keep people in their homes and off the streets, then it’s a win for the county and a win for renters.”

The target date that Bernalillo County will begin taking applications is March 1.

The grant was accepted by the commission on a 5 to 0 vote.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.


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