Hope Program Housing

The HopeWorks housing department provides a variety of rental assistance programs. Programs range from one-time emergency assistance and short term assistance to permanent rental assistance. Each or our housing programs and funding sources has unique requirements and qualifications from one time needs to long tem help for those with a mental health diagnosis. Some programs also include qualifications based on income and require potential clients to earn less than 30% of the area median income (AMI) up to 80% of the AMI. HopeWorks offers support services to all program participants in order to help with household stability. To determine need and allow use to serve those who are most vulnerable most programs require a coordinated entry.

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About the HOPE Program The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program is a statewide initiative that provides rent and utility assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income renters experiencing financial hardship due to the economic effects of COVID-19. The Homeownership and Opportunity for Everyone (HOPE) program, is a US federal aid program from the HUD that helps people buy public housing units by funding non-profits, resident groups, and other eligible entities that develop and implement homeownership programs. The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program is a statewide initiative that may provide rent and utility assistance Temporary Eviction Moratorium. The CDC has issued an order banning evictions nationwide for those who meet certain qualifications.

Our housing department also serves as a Local Lead Agency for Albuquerque. As a Local Lead Agency we are able to screen potential tenants for housing opportunities. Candidates for this program must have at least one household member with special needs to be considered for residency in one of six Low Income Tax Credit rental properties in Albuquerque. HopeWorks screens priority applicants for Silver Gardens, Imperial, Plaza Cuidana, Silver Moon Lodge, Casitas de Colores and Casa Feliz. Applicants are required to have at least one monthly home visit from a service provider. This service provider will refer them to the program as being eligible for these special needs units. To contact housing please call: (505) 764-8231

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Check out this amazing story from Returning The Favor about HopeWorks good friend Donovan and his mother.
We are so grateful to have your support. You are a shining example of compassion and resiliency!

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Mike swings by Albuquerque, New Mexico to see Donovan, a young man who used to be homeless, but now makes soaps for the homeless.

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Housing discrimination isn’t just unfair – it’s against the law.

If you feel that you’ve been denied the sale, rental or financing of a home because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability, report to HUD or your local fair housing center.

To file a complaint, go to www.hud.gov/fairhousing or call the HUD Hotline at 1-800-669-9777 (English/Español) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY).

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For local assistance, contact the City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights at 505-768-4595 (TTY 771) or by email at [email protected] For more information, visit the Civil Rights webpage at www.cabq.gov/legal/civil-rights.

UPDATE: The HOPE Program is no longer accepting applications. If you are facing an imminent eviction or utility disconnection, please consider applying to the Emergency Housing Assistance Program.

What is the HOPE Program?

The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program (HOPE Program) is a housing assistance program administered by the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR).

The Orange County Department of Housing and Community Development is administering HOPE in Orange County. HOPE provides rent and utility assistance to Orange County residents experiencing housing distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to six months of assistance may be provided to allow applicants to remain in safe housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Eligible Applicants


In order to be eligible for assistance through the HOPE Program, you must:

  • Live in Orange County
  • Live in a rental property (be a renter)
  • Earn less than or equal to 80% of the area median income (see income limits below)
  • Be late in rent and/or utility payments upon the date of application
  • Have an urgent need for rent and/or utility assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The most current income limits for Orange County are below:

  • 1-person household: $50,900
  • 2-person household: $58,200
  • 3-person household: $65,450
  • 4-person household: $72,700
  • 5-person household: $78,550
  • 6-person household: $84,350
  • 7-person household: $90,150
  • 8-person household: $96,000

Eligible Costs

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HOPE may pay for rent arrears and future payments and utility arrears. HOPE cannot pay for rent if no rent is past due as of the date of application and cannot pay for utility payments that are not past due. HOPE cannot cover application fees, security deposits, or other housing costs.

Rent Assistance

HOPE may pay for rent arrears and future payments. HOPE cannot pay for rent if no rent is past due as of the application date. If an applicant does have past due rent, HOPE can pay for those arrears, plus future recurring rent payments up to a total of six months of assistance (counting both past months being covered and future months).

Utility Assistance

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HOPE may pay for utility arrears. Utility bills must be from the current billing cycle (no more than 30 days old as of the application date).

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HOPE can only pay for 'essential' utility payments, defined as: electricity, water, sewer/wastewater, natural gas, and/or propane delivery for home use. Internet, cable, phone, and other 'non-essential' utilities cannot be covered.

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