Help Paying Utilities




New Mexico assistance programs and help with electric and utility bills

You can find assistance and help with paying utility and energy bills in all cities, including Albuquerque.

New Mexico LIHEAP Program

LIHEAP will assist qualified families and persons with their cooling and heating bills.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The New Mexico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which is known in New Mexico as NMWorks, provides help and cash assistance to families who qualify for paying their bills.

The Human Services Department (HSD) will assist families with determining whether or not they qualify for cash aid or government programs. This monthly cash assistance can be used to meet family needs such as clothing, housing, utility bills.

How do you know if you can qualify? - To be able to qualify you must:

  • You must have dependent children
  • Live within New Mexico
  • Children must have eligible alien status or be citizens
  • The children must be age 18 or younger, or if they are 19, they have to be a full-time student and expected to graduate before the end of the month in which they become 20
  • Your family income must be less than a certain amount of money each month in order to get help with paying your bills.






Disconnection Moratorium
The state of New Mexico has a law in place that makes in illegal for LIHEAP customers to have their utilities disconnected during the late fall and winter month. This will ensure families are able to stay warm during the winter. More on the New Mexico moratorium.

Bernalillo County
St. Vincent De Paul
This is a Roman Catholic aid organization that helps with paying gas, electricity, and some water bill accounts.

Home Education Livelihood Program
The HELP program officer assistance with paying for rent, utilities, and food bills as well as it provides vouchers (if applicants are not receiving food stamps). You can only request assistance but once per year.

Silver Horizons
Bernalillo County residents age 60 and older can receive assistance for paying water, heating and utility bills. Aid is provided for who residents have received a service disconnection notice.

Public Service Company of New Mexico
Good Neighbor Fund
This fund, which is almost like a charity, helps lower income families in New Mexico with paying for electricity, wood, gas, and propane bills from November to May of each year or until all funds and cash grants are dispersed. PNM matching contributions and donations from customers themselves fund the assistance program that is managed by The Salvation Army.

The energy company provides several other resources for qualified customers. Learn more.




El Paso Electric
Project Care
The fund was created by donations from customers and utility companies and it is administered by the El Paso County General Assistance. Grants are provided to help families in New Mexico who are unable to pay for their energy or electricity bills due to financial or medical problems. Additional New Mexico El Paso assistance programs.

Storehouse West
Energy and electric bill assistance comes from this Rio Rancho agency to help people pay for utility bills. The program is to help Sandoval County residents pay their utility bills, plus Paradise Hills, Taylor Ranch, and residents with these ZIP codes.



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