Housing Affairs Letter

New Mexico

(TENANT DRUG USE) Marijuana User Keeps Housing Subsidy

A cancer victim approved for medical marijuana use will keep his Sec. 8 housing voucher despite an attempt by the San Miguel County, NM Housing Authority to evict him. San Miguel county

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(STIMULUS) Stimulus For Affordable Homes

More than $47 million allocated to the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act's Tax Credit Exchange Program will be applied to six affordable

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(AIR BASE EXPANSION) Air Base Faces Housing Crunch

A Defense Dept. move to expand operations at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, NM has put a strain on affordable housing opportunities to accommodate more than 4,000 personnel at the

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Housing Authority Consolidation OKed

Gov. Bill Richardson signs Senate Bill 20, which consolidates seven regional public housing authorities into three, designates an oversight agency to keep an eye on regional operations,

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Clear Path Seen For Housing Reform

A year ago, state House Speaker Ben Lujan was accused by Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and state Sen. Mary Kay Papen of trying to sabotage their attempt to reform the state's housing authority system.

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