| HUD No. 04-56
(202) 708-0685 ext. 7527
November 2, 2004
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES GRANT TO PROVIDE HOUSING COUNSELING FOR NEW MEXICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced a
grant to HOME-New Mexico, Inc in Albuquerque of $20,800 for housing counseling services for people with
disabilities with the goal of increasing homeownership opportunities for them.
"HUD's Housing Counseling Program plays a key role in support of the President's goal," said Jackson. "Under this Administration, more families are receiving counseling services than ever before and more families are purchasing
and keeping their homes. In addition, this program is also helping more families find the help they need to secure decent and affordable rental housing."
HUD housing counseling funding goes to community-based grassroots organizations that provide advice and
guidance to low- and moderate-income families seeking to improve their housing conditions.
HUD awards annual grants under the housing counseling program through a competitive process. Organizations that apply for grants must be HUD-approved and are subject to Biennial performance reviews to maintain their HUD-approved status.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans, and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as
well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet.
HOME-New Mexico, Inc.
$16,050 - Comprehensive Counseling
$4,700 - Homeownership Voucher Counseling
The mission of HOME-New Mexico, Inc. is to help facilitate housing choices for New Mexicans with disabilities to ensure their community, accessibility and affordability preferences are met. Through public awareness, partnering, collaboration, coordination, and mentoring, New Mexicans with disabilities shall receive the appropriate individual supports necessary to realize their housing goals. Their overall goal is to increase homeownership opportunities for people with disabilities in New Mexico.