ROMERO

Democrat for NM House  

District 46

Standing up for Democratic Values

health INFORMATION
  • The New Mexico Department of Health has established a Coronavirus hotline for all health related questions:

    • CALL: 855-600-3453

    • For up to date information on the outbreak of New Mexico please visit cv.nmhealth.org.

  • We understand this is stressful time for many New Mexicans. If you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis, please phone New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) 855-662-7474.  The hotline is available on a 24/7 basis and is staffed by licensed counselors.

FOOD ACCESS for kids

School districts throughout the state will begin serving grab-and-go meals to eligible students. For specific times of service and distribution locations, constituents should visit: www.newmexico.gov.

  • All children ages one to 18 are eligible to receive meals.

  • Santa Fe Public Schools began grab-and-go meal service on March 16th: 

    • ​The district will provide meals, free of charge, to all SFPS students under age 18, beginning after Spring Break, on Monday, March 16th. These meals will be distributed curbside at the following locations for Breakfast at 7:30 am – 8:30 am and Lunch at 11:45 am – 12:45 am:

      • Aspen Middle School,

      • Capital High School,

      • Chaparral Elementary School,

      • Kearny Elementary School,

      • Ramirez Thomas Elementary School,

      • Santa Fe High School, and

      • Sweeney Elementary School

  • ​Meals will be provided at Pojoaque Valley Schools beginning March 16th. For information on distribution call: (505) 455-2282

Resources for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Includes info about home delivered meals: 1-800-432-2080 | http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us

Rent or House Payment SUPPORT
Statewide Rental Assistance Funds

On November 2, the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) will make $13.3 million available in late October 2020 for New Mexicans who need help paying rent.  If you qualify, the payments can be paid retroactively, so please let your landlord know if you plan to apply. 

 

Check out the rental funds application here:  http://nmhousing.org/static/covid-assistance
 

Financial need is the criteria for obtaining a rent support check. Landlords can help tenants apply as well. Criteria are as follows: 

  • Find out if your income is at or below area median income:  http://nmhousing.org/assets/content/Income_Limits.pdf

  • Wage reduction greater than 10 percent of the household income since COVID

  • Job loss, job furlough or closure of place of employment

  • Proof you are past due on your rent, mortgage payments or other housing costs

Application closes November 13. All New Mexico Residents who have had housing payment instability encouraged to apply. 

Assistance for Homeowners

If your home is a property covered under the CARES Act, your lender cannot start foreclosure proceedings before December 31, 2020.  You might also be able to request a forbearance on your mortgage payment.  For more information, visit the

Links to find out if your home (if you pay a mortgage) is a covered property under the CARES Act:

Homewise Mortgage Assitance Fund:  Available to citizen or immigrant families also had access to mortgage assistance.  https://homewise.org/homewise-launches-emergency-mortgage-assistance-fund/

 

Federal Pause on Eviction

On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a nationwide moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent through December 31, 2020.  To get the protections of the CDC order you must certify that you meet the following requirements:

You expect to make no more than $99,000 ($198,000 for a married couple) in 2020 or received a stimulus check; and 

  • You are making your “best efforts” to pay as much of your rent as you can;

  • You have sought all available governmental assistance; and

  • An eviction would likely make you homeless or require you to live in an unsafe environment (e.g. too many people under one roof).

If a landlord begins an eviction proceeding, the renter will The New Mexico Supreme Court has paused evictions for New Mexicans who prove that they are unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

State Eviction Pause on Evictions

The declaration to provide to your landlord can be found here: https://andrearomero.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6672c027c8c811ff69e7ea1ec&id=b033bd1b5b&e=0a705198a5

 

  • Receive a summons that notifies them of the lawsuit and explains that they can participate in a hearing before a judge.

  • Court hearings are conducted by video or telephone during the public health emergency, unless the parties ask to appear in person.

  • To stop an eviction, renters must participate in the hearing and provide the judge with evidence of their current inability to pay their rent. (The summons you receive from the court will give you directions about how to participate in the hearing.)

  • You may obtain a notice of inability to pay rent here: https://andrearomero.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6672c027c8c811ff69e7ea1ec&id=7e9f2cd0ca&e=0a705198a5

For assistance with an eviction proceeding please contact:

Helpful information on talking to your landlord. Talk to your landlord first before an eviction notice is provided to you.

FOR COUNTY BUSINESS
  • Santa Fe County Clerk, Geraldine Salazar responds to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines by modifying office hours and services. New hours of operation for the public who must be assisted in-person are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Clerk’s lobby at the two customer service windows. The County Clerk’s Office will be closing daily at 4:00 p.m.
  • Services provided by Clerk’s Recording Division

    • Record documents via mail and e-recording. Mailing address is PO BOX 1985, Santa Fe, NM 87504. E-Recording services information can be found on our webpage.

      • Issue Marriage Licenses only for emergency situations and by appointment only. We will evaluate case by case. Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office phone number is 505-986-6280.

      • Record Marriage Licenses via mail only.

    • Record plat of surveys by appointment only and will evaluated on a case by case basis.

    • Notary Services will temporarily no longer be provided.

    • Services provided by Clerk’s Record Division

      • Perform research via mail or email requests. For email requests we would need to accept payment before mailing the request.

      • Marriage license copy requests via mail or email only. For email requests we would need to accept payment before mailing the request.

    • Services provided by Bureau of Elections

      • Voter Registration via mail and online only. Voters can register online.

      • Absentee Ballot Application Requests via mail or online only. Online request can be found on our webpage.

      • The completion of statutory tasks related to deadlines for the primary election will continue.

      • Please feel free to contact the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office at 505-986-6280 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Most Santa Fe County business can now be done by telephone. We urge you to call individual Departments if assistance or information is needed.  Direct contact information can be obtained by calling the following numbers:

    1. Community Services Department: 505-992-9849

    2. Public Works: 505-992-3010

    3. Adult Jail Facility: 505-471-4941

    4. Youth Detention Center: 505-424-5605

    5. Growth Management/Land Use: 505-986-6225

    6. Fire Department: 505-992-3070

    7. Clerk’s Office: 505-986-6280

    8. Treasurer’s Office: 505-986-6245

    9. County Assessor: 505-986-6300

    10. Probate Judge: 505-992-1636

    11. Sheriff’s Department: 505-986-2455

child care services information

Important Websites:  

  • Measures also guarantee health coverage for uninsured early childhood workers diagnosed with COVID-19.

FOR MORE FAQs VISIT: https://cyfd.org/child-care-services

FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

Help for Businesses Negatively Impacted by the COVID-19 Health Emergency

The State of New Mexico is adjusting its business-loan guarantee programs in order to make capital more available to business owners whose operations are severely impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency.

COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program

The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has created a program to assist businesses seeking emergency loans or lines of credit to deal with negative economic impacts from COVID-19. NMEDD can guarantee a portion of a loan or line of credit up to 80% of principal or $50,000. Loan proceeds are flexible and can be used for (and not limited to) the following: working capital, inventory and payroll. 

Process:

  1. Borrower approaches lender

  2. Lender applies to the program

  3. Lender and NMEDD sign agreement

  4. Lender makes the loan

  5. NMEDD guarantees the loan in case of default

Lenders and borrowers can apply here.  Or Download a PDF version of the application.

 

Contact Johanna Nelson, Johanna.Nelson@state.nm.us or 505.469.6204.

 

LEDA Zero-Percent Interest Loans

  • Limited to expenditures for land, building and infrastructure

  • Can be used for lease abatement or mortgage assistance

  • Company must be a qualified entity (manufacturer, non-retail service business with more than 50% of revenue generated out of state, or a retail business in a community or less than 15,000 in population)

  • All loans will be required to provide security equal to the amount of the loan

 

For assistance with LEDA loans, find & contact your Regional Representative, or contact Mark Roper, Mark.Roper@state.nm.us or 575.562.0327

New Mexico Finance Authority: Business Loan Partnership Program

NMFA and “Partner Banks,” together, share risk while lowering the overall cost of borrowing for the business by NMFA offering low-cost rates on its portion of the loan to a New Mexico business.

Contact, John Brooks, 1-877-ASK-NMFA, or jBrooks@nmfa.net

 

Federal Assistance

On March 12th the Small Business Administration (SBA) announed up to $2 million in disaster assistance loans.  These are low interest loans that may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can't be paid because of the disaster's impact.  More information from the SBA.

The SBA disaster assistance customer service center can be reached at 1.800.659.2955 (TTY: 1.800.877.8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.


SBA International Trade Assistance: Contact Edward Herrara, 505.670.5957 or Edward.Herrera@state.nm.us.

Links

 

Utilities services

nm gas company
Consistent with Executive Orders issued by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and consistent with Orders issued by the Public Regulations Commission (PRC), we have made changes to certain aspects of service and billing to assist customers impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. These measures were effective March 11 and will remain in place for the duration of the effectiveness of the Governor’s Executive Orders.

  • Disconnections of residential gas service for non-payment are suspended. 

  • Late fees related to bill payments are being waived.

  • Medical certificates that are set to expire will automatically be renewed for 90 days.

  • Walk-in bill payment centers, located in 22 communities across the state, are close effective close-of-business on Friday March 20, 2020. Customers have options to pay their bills online or by mail or through Western Union.

  • Customer Service Representatives can waive reconnection fees if needed.

  • Visits to customers by collectors are suspended. We continue to work with customers by phone to be flexible and help them with payment arrangements.

  • The Customer Call Center remains fully operational, although they are using technology to enable individual representatives to work from their homes. The www.nmgco.com website has been changed to ensure Coronavirus-specific information is accessible and easy to find for customers.

PNM & Water authority
  •  PNM will temporarily be suspending disconnections for non-payment. Learn more about this, and other steps PNM is taking.

  • The Water Authority is responding to COVID-19 by assuring customers that it has contingency staffing plans in place to ensure continuity of water and sewer service, as well as suspending disconnections for non-payment until further notice. Learn more.

why i serve

With great honor I serve House District 46, a microcosm of New Mexico. Our district is both rural and urban, hosting the stunning Española and Pojoaque Valleys, northwest City of Santa Fe, with the Santa Fe Railyard, and four sovereign Pueblos, Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque.  

Our district contains the vibrancy and potential of our state, with new and emerging businesses, preserving and hosting cultures and traditions for hundreds of years, and the hope and inspiration for a better New Mexico at every turn.

I am honored to serve our people in our New Mexico House of Representatives. I hope you will reach out to me with your interests, comments, concerns and inspirations. It is my great pleasure to hear and learn from you and carry our collective hopes and ideals for our state.

 

Sincerely,  

meet andrea

Andrea Romero is a 17th generation Northern New Mexican, born and raised in Santa Fe, Española, Chimayo, La Mesilla and Nambe. Her father, the first in her family to graduate college, became an engineer, which created opportunities for her family. Her parents stressed the value of education and giving back to community. She has two brothers; one who is a veteran and now works in the private sector and another who is a NM State Police Officer.

 

After attending elementary, middle school, and high school in the Santa Fe Public Schools, Andrea graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. She has dedicated herself to the growth of Northern New Mexico’s economic and environmental vitality through her leadership roles formerly with MIX Santa Fe and the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, and volunteer service to various organizations throughout the region. An entrepreneur at heart, Romero also runs a small business startup, Tummi Yummi, producing healthy probiotics through eggs.

 
Contact

Andrea Romero

Andrea Romero for NM House District 46

1101 Hickox St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505

vote@andrearomero.com

505/470-6684

Neri Holguin, Campaign Manager
neriholguin@gmail.com
505/217-8705

Jennie Ayers, Fundraising Director

frhousedist46@gmail.com

818/585-9553

Cecile Lipworth, Field Director

fieldhousedist46@gmail.com

505/699-2539

© 2018 Andrea Romero for NM House District 46, Julián M. Trujillo, Treasurer.

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