“A lot of people are still struggling to find jobs or even COVID-related health issues,” said Vajayra Gonzalez, outreach support specialist for the city of Albuquerque, “so I just want people to know that they have a community and we care about them.”
The extension addresses what city officials have seen since lifting the eviction moratorium last month. Gonzalez is also a pro bono coordinator for the city of Albuquerque and she has seen a drastic increase in court cases and people in need of resources.
“It’s a very difficult situation to go through, especially during COVID and all these events that have unfolded,” Gonzalez said, “and we just want to support our Albuquerque community by providing these tools to support and help them. , so please get out.”
To see if you qualify, complete an online application with basic information, such as your name, address, and the best way to contact you, so that someone can call you and take more information to pass on to a lawyer.
“Their lease, their overdue amounts and if they have any court documents they can bring,” Gonzalez said. “We’ll set them up with a lawyer and they’ll have a free consultation of about 30 minutes.”
To qualify, you only need to live within the city limits of Albuquerque. The registration deadline has been extended to May 20 and the clinic will take place on May 25. At the clinic, there will also be other resources available from other nonprofit organizations.