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New Mexico To Unveil $9 Million Utility Assistance For Low-Income Households

New Mexico is assisting low-income households to pay their heating and cooling costs.

December 27, 2023

SANTA FE, New Mexico- Low-Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP) is assisting more than 40,000 households across New Mexico with federal funding to receive additional help with their heating and cooling costs.

The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) made an announcement this Wednesday regarding receiving $9.2 Million in additional funds from LIHEAP which is a federal program assisting low-income households with their energy bills.

Kathy Slater Huff, Deputy Secretary for the New Mexico Human Services Department said, “Recognizing the challenges posed by rising utility costs, HSD is proactively seeking ways to support low-income New Mexicans. We secured this additional help to ease the stress and financial strain of increased utility expenses — we are committed to providing this essential support for the well-being and stability of our communities”.

Households who have received the utility assistance between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, will be receiving an additional $200 which means that existing LIHEAP customers do not need to fill out an application for the increased benefit.

New Mexicans are urged to apply for the low-income home energy assistance program and can ask questions about utility assistance if any.

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Pittock Drew. “New Mexico unveils $9 million utility assistance for 44,000 low-income households”. KFOX 14, December 27, 2023,
New Mexico unveils $9 million utility assistance for 44,000 low-income households | KFOX (kfoxtv.com)

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