Pregnant woman facing eviction seeks help with rent

December 27, 2018

A 26-year-old Santa Fe woman with a 7-year-old child says she has been dealing with a difficult pregnancy and her work hours have been “really low.”

She is hoping to start a new job soon but has fallen behind on rent for her apartment.

“I just really need the help with my rent before they evict me,” she wrote in her application. “The little money I have been receiving has been going for groceries, gas and utilities.

She is among hundreds of people asking for help from the Empty Stocking Fund this season.

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The Empty Stocking Fund is a project of the Santa Fe New Mexican. The Santa Fe Community Foundation, Los Alamos National Bank, the Salvation Army, Presbyterian Medical Services, the Life Link, Habitat for Humanity and the Housing Trust donate services to jointly administer the Empty Stocking Fund.

The newspaper is publishing stories featuring requests for assistance from local residents.

The information from the initial application will be verified if the applicant is selected for assistance.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are considered without regard to race, creed, place or country of origin, age, disability, ethnicity, color, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation. They must live in Santa Fe or Rio Arriba counties and provide a Social Security number.

The deadline to apply for assistance has passed.

To donate: Make your tax-deductible donation online at www.santafenewmexican.com/empty_stocking or mail a check to The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund c/o the Santa Fe Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1827, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1827.

Donors can request to remain anonymous.

If you can provide a service such as roofing or home repairs, contact Habitat for Humanity at repairs@santafehabitat.org.

If you can contribute food, clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, firewood, or other items or services, call the Salvation Army at 505-988-8054.


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