What is the Landlord Collaboration Program?

The Landlord Collaboration Program supports landlords to say “yes”, to young, at-risk renters and encourages successful tenancies. New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families (CYFD), in partnership with New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA), and other youth service providers, are happy to offer the following remedies for use by landlords who meet eligibility requirements.

MFA will distribute these funds to landlords, and they can be used to cover costs such as damage to rental unit(s) above normal wear and tear and in excess of the security deposit, lost rent (vacancy loss) is also reimbursable, as are certain targeted upgrades to meet HUD minimum standards. More information on program services, eligibility, and reimbursement can be found below. If you want to place a claim, please click on the blue link, “File a Claim”, in the box on the left side of this page.

For more information contact Kelly Patterson at kpatterson@housingnm.org and (505) 767-2281.

Do I Qualify?

Landlords who rent to vulnerable young people, between the ages of 18 and 24, who are receiving supportive services from housing providers and/or CYFD in the 14 counties of Northern New Mexico and the Albuquerque metro area qualify for these remedies. If you question whether or not you are renting/have rented to a young person fitting this description, please contact Kelly Patterson at kpatterson@housingnm.org and (505) 767-2281.

Claims may be initiated as soon as the need arises but MUST be initiated within 30 days of termination of occupancy by the young tenant. All claims will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

We are happy to help you through the claims process and appreciate partnering with you to provide housing to young tenants.