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NM Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $16.7 Million In Housing Grants To New Mexico Communities From Emergency Coronavirus Funding

NM Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), announced that New Mexico communities across the state will receive over $16.7 million in emergency housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bolster the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds are part of a first wave of grants from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security


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Affordable Housing Projects On DP Road Slated To Begin This Month

A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy/LAC

 

Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus

 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

This coming year will see a lot of building activity on DP Road. The two affordable housing projects – Canyon Walk and The Bluffs apartment complexes – are slated to begin construction.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday that grading work by Bethel Developments, Inc. on the Canyon Walk apartment


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CDC Tips For Staying Safe Inside And Out This Winter

Tips for staying warm during a winter storm. Courtesy photo
 

CDC News:

Winter storms are dangerous. They can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads.

This can make being outside dangerous, so you should limit your time outside. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face hazards inside your home.

Stay Safe Indoors:

Protect yourself and your loved ones during a winter storm. Take extra steps to make sure you heat your home safely, and follow the tips below.

Heat your


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Prepare For Winter Storms; Extremely Cold Weather

Winter storm. Courtesy/CDC

CDC News:

During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads.

To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits.

According to FEMA , more than 60 percent of people do not have an emergency plan that they have discussed with their household. Here are 5 simple things you can do to start your Emergency Action Plan :

Your Plan

  • Find phone numbers for your physician,

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Study: Cheapest & Most Expensive New Mexico Rents

PPR News:
 
For most families, finding an affordable place to live is one of their top priorities, along with schools, jobs, transportation and healthcare.
 
In New Mexico, the median monthly rent is $782, though this number varies widely depending on the area of the state in question.
 
UnitedStatesZipCodes.org has released a new study on the New Mexico Communities With the Cheapest Rent using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
 
The study lists the New Mexico areas with the 50 lowest and 50 highest median monthly rent costs.
 

The 10 Cheapest Communities:


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Letter To The Editor: Time For Action Plan On Housing

By STEVEN SCHRAMM
Los Alamos

The recent article covering the report on housing needs in Los Alamo County raises two significant questions in my mind.

First, my wife and I have been acutely aware of the housing crisis in this county, caused by the lack of available land, since we first arrived over three decades ago. The question is: Why are we still paying for studies and surveys to tell us what we already know?

Second, since the DOE and LA County are the primary holders of land for development, and since they are two of the entities most vocal about the need for new housing, etc., why have they not


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Home Fire Campaign: Heat Your Home Safely

ARC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE If you live in regions with seasonal change and cooler weather, it’s time to think about turning your heat back on.
 
Because heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires, the American Red Cross reminds everyone to be cautious when using heating sources, as well to test their smoke alarms and practice their escape plan in case of a fire.
 
HEAT YOUR HOME SAFELY
 
1. All heating equipment needs at least three feet of space. Keep away children, pets and things that can burn, such as paper, matches, bedding, furniture, clothing, carpets and rugs.
 

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