There are a lot of reasons why it could be better for you to rent a home instead of buying one. If that's the case for you, MFA can help you find a safe, affordable place to rent.
MFA oversees two types of rental properties: affordable and subsidized. On the menu bar to the left you will find lists of all of the affordable and subsidized apartment communities MFA oversees throughout the state. When you click the link, you'll see the qualification requirements for both types of properties. However, be sure to contact the management of the property you're interested in to find out what additional qualification criteria applies to that specific property.
As a renter, you should be aware of your rights under the Fair Housing Act and New Mexico Human Rights Act. Under these protections, everyone has the right to have access to all housing opportunities without discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, color, familial status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and spousal affiliation. For more information, go to the Fair Housing menu item on the menu bar to the left. If you believe you've been discriminated against in your pursuit of housing or in how you are treated as a renter, this link provides access to valuable resources.
Finally, in these tough economic times, it's not uncommon to have a hard time coming up with rent money. For those difficult situations, MFA can connect you to organizations that can help with your rent, deposit and utility payment. Just click the link on the menu bar for a list of organizations. Please contact them directly.