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New Mexico Legal Aid

Community and Support Services

For the last 60 years, New Mexico Legal Aid has dedicated itself to erasing barriers to justice for low-income New Mexicans statewide by providing free, high-quality civil legal assistance and education. Their team of attorneys and paralegals offer services to help clients with navigating the legal system and providing help to New Mexicans when complex legal issues arise.

New Mexico Legal Aid helps direct homeowners to resources that may be able to help prevent them from losing their homes; contributions from Nusenda Credit Union members through Nusenda’s Community Rewards® program helps support the Keeping Your Home program, which is a combination of a housing program and a foreclosure defense project. The program helps people in emergency situations from going into mortgage foreclosure, and is free to clients – and also available to at-risk New Mexico homeowners. Each year, these services help between 100-300 families.

The foreclosure defense program allows New Mexico Legal Aid to provide advice to those homeowners and, if necessary, represent their cases in court. New Mexico Legal Aid also has programs to help defend clients who are facing eviction, and to support individuals in subsidized housing who may lose their vouchers.

New Mexico Legal Aid Office

New Mexico Legal Aid

“These clients are some of the most vulnerable, the most likely to become homeless.”

- Mari Kempton, Foreclosure Defense Project Manager