New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority seeks community input regarding housing needs in the state


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In an effort to identify and prioritize housing issues in the state, the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) and the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) are actively seeking the public’s input. MFA and DFA encourage New Mexicans to complete the State of New Mexico Community & Fair Housing Survey online, which takes 5-to-10 minutes.

This joint effort aims to assess affordable housing needs and community development goals that will inform the state’s 2025-2029 Consolidated Plan and its fair housing analysis to help prioritize decisions for federally funded programs. The Consolidated Plan is required every five years because the state of New Mexico receives the following funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

  • Community Development Block Grant
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program
  • Emergency Solutions Grant
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
  • National Housing Trust Fund

These programs help address affordable housing and community development needs that meet at least one of three national objectives:

1. benefit low-to-moderate income persons/households,

2. prevent or eliminate slums or blight and/or

3. address an emergency need that poses a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community.

New Mexico residents may complete the survey from Feb. 1 through July 31. For more information, please watch the New Mexico 2025-2029 Consolidated Plan and Fair Housing Assessment video.

The public is also invited to attend one of three New Mexico Community & Fair Housing Needs Assessment public hearings virtually or in person:

Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority

344 Fourth Street

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Link to attend via Webex:


Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m.

Santa Fe Community College

Classroom 212 West Wing

6401 Richards Ave

Santa Fe, NM 87508

Link to attend via Webex:


Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Doña Ana Community College

Classroom DACL room 273

3400 Espina St.

Las Cruces, NM 88001

Link to attend via Webex:


Written comments may be submitted to MFA Program Manager Sherry Stephens at sstephens@housingnm.org through July 31.

For more information about MFA’s affordable housing programs, please visit housingnm.org.