CPF Affordable Housing in New Mexico’s Fire Affected Counties NOFA
About the Program
The 2023 Community Project Funding grant will be the sole funding source to address urgent and long-term housing recovery needs of low- and moderate-income households in New Mexico’s fire affected counties, which are Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, Sandoval, San Miguel and Valencia County.
The CPF Affordable Housing in New Mexico’s Fire Affected Counties Program was made available by Congress under the Consolidated Appropriation’s Act, 2023 (Public Law 117-328) made available for grants for the Economic Development Initiative (EDI) that are administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Project Funding (CPF) program.
MFA Point of Contact
Applicants are encouraged to direct questions regarding the CPF Affordable Housing in New Mexico’s Fire Affected Counties NOFA and Application Guidelines to:
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
344 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Eligible Applicants include, but are not limited to, public and private non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, governmental housing agencies, authorities, entities, or instrumentalities, regional housing authorities, tribal governments or housing agencies, developers, builders, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, syndicates, associations, or other entities that can assume contractual liability and legal responsibility through execution of a performance agreement and/or other written agreements with MFA. Individual homeowners are not eligible for the Community Project Funding: Affordable Housing for New Mexico’s Fire Affected Counties.
To be eligible to receive CPF funding, the beneficiary household must be located in Colfax, Lincoln, Sandoval, San Miguel, Mora, and Valencia County and have been impacted by fire in 2022. The beneficiary household must have an annual household income at or below 150% of area median income (AMI) adjusted for family size as determined by the HUD and calculated pursuant to the HUD Part 5 (Section 8) guidelines. The incomes of all household members over 18 years of age are needed to determine income eligibility.
The income limits to be used to determine eligibility shall be those established by HUD and published annually. See the following PDF from the HUD website:
Successful applicants must verify that program beneficiaries have been impacted by 2022 wildfires using the self-certification form attached in Exhibit A.
Funds may be used only for reasonable and customary costs that are directly attributable and traceable to the affordable housing needs listed below. Further, funds may only be used to address affordable housing needs in New Mexico’s fire affected counties, which include Colfax, Lincoln, Sandoval, San Miguel, Mora, and Valencia County.
Affordable housing needs may include but are not limited to:
Urgent housing recovery needs
- Purchase of permanent housing, including manufactured housing units or other dwellings for households currently being housed through FEMA programs or other emergency or temporary response programs.
- Transportation of those units to private land or a long-term residence (such as a commercial park) and associated site and infrastructure cost.
- Other urgent housing costs associated with the transition from emergency housing to long term housing.
Long-term housing recovery needs
- Repair or replacement of damaged wells, water tanks, pumps, and other residential water infrastructure.
- Repair or replacement of damaged residential electrical infrastructure, such as installation of electrical poles, gravel replacement and driveway grading.
- Extermination services for households experiencing animal or insect infestation, such as skunks, mice and termites.
- Drainage landscaping and retaining wall construction to prevent flooding and erosion.
- Site infrastructure work, including dirt work and foundation installation for manufactured housing.
- Repair, rehabilitation, or unit replacement, to address other housing damages.
- Other affordable housing needs for households in the fire affected counties.