Bingaman: Two New Mexico organizations awarded federal funds

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that two New Mexico organizations will benefit from funding being awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority will receive $50,000 through HUD’s HOME Technical Assistance program, which helps communities implement housing strategies that lead to more affordable housing in their area. Strategies include making lower income homes more energy efficient, promoting employer-assisted housing and encouraging private involvement in the development of affordable housing.

The New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness will receive $15,000 though HUD’s Homeless Technology Assistance program, which helps implement strategies that result in permanent housing solutions for persons and families without a home of their own.

“This funding will help address many of the issues that lead to homelessness and get New Mexicans into safe, affordable housing,” Bingaman said.