Financial & Housing Resources

Financial Resources

Los Alamos County Utility Assistance Program

The purpose of the UAP is to provide assistance to qualified low income residential customers of the Utility during the periods of October 1st through March 31st, or year-round for citizens over age 65 or account holders qualified through the Social Security Administration for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or one-time assistance to account holders who demonstrate need due to unforeseen and unusual circumstances. Phone number (505) 662-8333

2-1-1 of Northern New Mexico

Resources provided by the United Way of NNM and Self Help, Inc.

Self Help, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those in need and developing self-reliance in Northern New Mexico. (505) 662-4666

LA Cares

Provides Los Alamos County Residents who are experiencing a hardship monthly food distribution, emergency food boxes, and emergency assistance with rent and utilities. (505) 661-8015

Social Security

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP assists eligible persons and families with their heating and cooling costs

Housing Resources

Section 8 Housing

Los Alamos County partners with Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority - Espanola Office for Section 8 assistance. Housing specialist, Christine Archuleta, is in Los Alamos every other Wednesday, please call 505-753-3897 or the Social Services Division at 505-662-8068 for more information. Please click Calendar to view the dates the Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority is in Los Alamos. 

If you need to submit documentation or an application you may do so, via email, fax, mail or by our drop box.
Christine Archuleta
Phone: 505-629-3006.
Fax Number: 505-753-5364
Mailing: SFCHA-Espanola Office P.O. Box 1307 Espanola, NM 87532
Drop Box: Located at 136 Calle De Pajarito, Espanola, NM 87532

Local Area Apartment Rentals(PDF, 117KB)

A starting point for those seeking an apartment rental in Los Alamos or White Rock, as compiled by local area agencies and various property owners and managers. This list is subject to change without notice at any time, and vacancies cannot be guaranteed.

Food Resources

Mobile Food Pantry(PDF, 140KB)

Is a food distribution program that serves low-income residents on the 4th Friday of each month, except when dates conflict with holidays.
Santa Fe Food Depot's Mobile Food Pantry will be at the First United Methodist Church parking lot.
715 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos
11:00am - 12:30pm

Legal Resources - for Seniors

The Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP) is a free, statewide helpline for New Mexico residents age 55 and older. The program does not have any income restrictions. It is a joint project of the New Mexico state Bar Foundation and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department.

LREP helps with:

  • Debt problems/Bankruptcy
  • Employment issues
  • Guardianship
  • Medicare
  • Social Disability
  • and MORE...

Hotline phone number: 1-800-876-6657