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January 8, 2021The COVID pandemic has thrown many people into financial crisis and has spotlighted how important adequate shelter is to health. Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks to law professor and housing advocate Serge Martinez about housing as a human right and how to stem the flood of evictions once the moratorium is lifted.  

Correspondent: Megan Kamerick 

Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law Economic Justice Clinic  

Rental assistance programs  
Rental assistance through New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (only applies to properties monitored by MFA)  
Links to numerous resources for people experiencing financial hardship – State of New Mexico  
Know Your Rights: Evictions During The COVID Crisis (in English, Spanish, Dari, Arabic)  
Know Your Rights: Utilities During the COVID Crisis (in English, Spanish, Dari, Arabic)  
Notice of Inability to Pay Rent - Tenants’ form to notify landlord and the court of financial hardship during the COVID crisis  
University of New Mexico Equal Justice Clinic, (505) 277-5265  
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority 

For More Information: 
National Eviction Ban will be Extended Through January in Stimulus Deal – CNBC 
A Reckoning on Housing for Native AmericansAxios 
Collaboration Needed to Prevent Eviction CrisisAlbuquerque Journal  
Landlords, Tenants Feel Impact of State Eviction Moratorium – KOB 4 
In Tough Times, Civil Legal Services HelpAlbuquerque Journal  
Eviction SeesawSanta Fe New Mexican