Affordable Housing Act

The New Mexico State Legislature created the Affordable Housing Act (2004)- or the Act- as an exception to the anti-donation clause in the New Mexico Constitution to allow local governments and other political subdivisions to put resources towards affordable housing acquisition, development, financing, maintenance and operation. Essentially the Act permits public-private partnerships for affordable housing activities.

Affordable Housing Act Statute
Affordable Housing Act Rules

The Act is pivotal in creating local-level solutions to the challenge many of New Mexico’s low and moderate-income residents face in trying to secure safe, quality housing. MFA provides technical assistance to local governments pursuing projects under the Act and is responsible for compliance matters. If you have any questions regarding the Affordable Housing Act, please contact MFA’s Director of Compliance and Initiatives (Julie Halbig, jhalbig@housingnm.org or 505.408.4216).