Emergency Assistance

Program Description

This program provides emergency assistance in a variety of ways to families and individuals affected by COVID-19. When appropriate, families or individuals may be referred to a partner program for assistance. Intake may occur via email, telephone or through other available technology. Offered only if funds are available.
Services Provided (may be a combination of the services listed below. Up to $500 for one adults or household without children and up to $1,000 for a family with children under 18, within a 6-month timeframe). Limit exceptions may be made for extreme emergency and for temporary housing.

  • Rent or Mortgage
  • Utilities (Electric, Water, Gas, Propane, Phone/Cell phone, WI-FI)
  • Car Payments
  • Car Repairs
  • Funeral Costs
  • Medical or Car Insurance premiums
  • Gas, Visa or Vendor specific cards; Cash Assistance

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet City of Las Cruces, CSBG Act or funders’ income guidelines. Proof of Residence may be required for some funding. (See attachment A. CSBG Income Guidelines) and must provide the following documentation in order to be assisted

Documents Required

1) Proof of identification for the applicant (picture ID)
2) Affidavit for Proof of household income
3) Proof of address (lease agreement, receipt of paid rent or mortgage, etc.)
4) Disconnection or termination notice from electric company or gas and water company. Clients can qualify for assistance if their bill is (30-60 days) past due. (The electric or gas disconnection notice will only be requested when the client is applying for utility assistance).

Areas Served:

        • Doña Ana County

        • Hidalgo County

        • Luna County