Doña Ana County


Doña Ana County Emergency Rent & Utilities Assistance Program

Doña Ana County Emergency Rent & Utilities Assistance Program

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How to fill out the application



If you have submitted a complete application with all the required backup documents, we will process it in 10 business days. Please wait 10 business days before calling, you can also contact us at

If your application is missing documentation we will contact you. You can log in with your Application ID to check the status.

Doña Ana County received a $9.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) to assist local residents who have been impacted by COVID-19.  This money is available for county residents including those within the municipalities of the cities of Las Cruces, Sunland Park and Anthony, the Village of Hatch and the Town of Mesilla. The grant covers rent and renters’ utility payments. This grant does not cover mortgage payments nor mortgage owners’ utilities.


The funds must be committed no later than September 30, 2022, the end of the federal fiscal year.  Any funds not committed by that date must be returned to the federal government.  Both renters and landlords can take advantage of this grant.  There are specific criteria for the funding.  Households with an income that does not exceed 80% of area median income as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are eligible.  That means $43,900 annual income for a family of four. 

Proof of financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the COVID-19 pandemic is also required.  This could be proof of unemployment insurance or loss of income, or other financial hardship that threatens the household’s ability to pay rent or utilities.

Please click on the links below for the ERA guidelines, tenant application, landlord application and utility assistance application.

This project is supported, in whole or in part, by federal CFDA number 21.023 awarded to Doña Ana County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.



For Tenant

For Landlord