Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Welfare & Poverty



$100M for housing programs, we need thousands more homes

I am requesting over $100 million for housing programs, including mobile homelessness response teams that serve unhoused residents; eviction protection that keeps families in place; down payment assistance that helps people start a new chapter and begin to build equity; and investments in the Mortgage Finance Authority, which are matched exponentially by federal funding. We need thousands more homes--so let's build them.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the N.M. legislature , Jan 19, 2023

Reducing poverty is the most important work of government

In the next 12 months your state government is going to deliver an additional $230 million in rent and utility assistance to the New Mexicans who need it most. In the first two years of this administration, New Mexico reduced food insecurity at the second-best rate of any state in the country. It should inspire us to keep going. Reducing poverty and shielding more families from its effects is the most important work any government, any worker anywhere, can do.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Mexico legislature , Jan 18, 2022

Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program.

Lujan Grisham co-sponsored House Resolution on SNAP