There are several programs in New Mexico to help low-income families and individuals pay for their heating and cooling costs. Government help is also available for weatherization assistance. In addition, low-income customers may be able to get telephone discounts and utility shutoff protection.
Please note that this is not a complete list of energy or utility assistance programs that may be available to you.
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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), sometimes called heating assistance or fuel assistance, helps low-income families pay their heating and cooling bills. Eligibility is based on gross household income. The program is for homeowners and renters. Depending upon availability, some energy assistance households may also qualify for other utility related assistance programs, such as weatherization and emergency furnace repairs.
The PNM Good Neighbor Fund is to help low income families pay their electric bills. Funds from PNM customers, shareholders, and employees make the PNM Good Neighbor Fund possible. The donations received are distributed by the Salvation Army. You will need to qualify to receive assistance.
HEAT New Mexico is the New Mexico Gas Company's heating assistance fund to help low income families pay their home energy bills. It is administered by the Salvation Army. The fund comes from donations from other New Mexico Gas Company customers and matching funds from the New Mexico Gas Company.
The NM Energy $mart program provides weatherization assistance to New Mexico low-income homeowners and tenants. The program is designed to create energy efficiency in a home, allowing households to spend less on energy bills. Benefits include things like repair or replacement of broken windows, weather stripping, furnace repair or replacement, and similar measures. The program is coordinated by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority and administed by four agencies located throughout New Mexico.