Prosperity Works Receives Grant from
Longtime Partner Wells Fargo
As the demand to address the urgent needs of people who have lost some or all of their income because of COVID 19 closures, it is clearer now than ever before, that the work we do to help families build and preserve assets must be elevated.
We have proven over and over again that the opposite of poverty is not wealth but social justice and opportunity. LMI families served by our New Mexico Assets Consortium are building businesses, going to college, buying homes, and saving for their children's college education at a rate that is higher than any place in the nation. While a good job provides for everyday needs, it is personal, social, and financial assets that provide a personal safety net and hope for the future.
Prosperity Works is thankful for the longtime partnership and continued support from Wells Fargo, and will utilize this funding to further their work in economic and financial equality for all New Mexicans.
It's been an incredibly challenging and heart-wrenching time for so many. PNM wants to help your communities' families struggling to pay their electric bill. From now until July 7, PNM is helping eligible low-income customers with their energy bills by applying up to $150 towards their energy bill.
Here's how to receive this FREE bill credit:
Call PNM at 505-967-8045 on Tuesdays through July 7
Tuesday, June 30, from 7:30 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Tuesday, July 7, from 7:30 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Provide Digital Copies Of: (PNM will work with callers if digital documents are difficult to send)
Proof of income and Identification of all living in the home
LIHEAP approval letter dated (2019/2020) from NM Dept. of Human Services
If there's no income, provide proof of receiving food stamps
Customers may check the balance on their bill by texting #BAL to 78766 from the cellphone number registered to their PNM.com account.
For those that may not need assistance with their electric bill and want to HELP a Neighbor in Need, visit: https://www.pnm.com/gnf to donate directly to struggling families.
Prosperity Works Partnership with TrueConnect
TrueConnect, an employer-based loan product that we brought New Mexico as an alternative to high-cost storefront loans. Understanding the harm done to individual borrowers, to community economic development initiatives, and to our inability to get our Legislator to take action to protect consumers, employers across the state have adopted TrueConnect to assist employees in accessing a fair loan. With no cost or risk to the employer, and no credit check for the employee, these loans of up to $5,000 have served to address emergencies, reduce financial stress, and support workplace productivity.
It is easy to do but I am also happy to connect you with other cities, large and small, who have done so.
Our Individual Development Accounts (IDA's) can help you prepare for the future, whether it's saving for secondary education, opening a small business, or buying a home Prosperity Works, wants to see you succeed.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, it's hard to think of anything else, but it is now more important than ever to make sure you complete the 2020 Census.
The 2020 Census will determine how billions in federal funding will be spent over the next 10 years. Money that New Mexican communities need and rely on. The 2020 Census results also determine how districts are drawn and how many seats in Congress New Mexico gets.
Funding for things like:
- Education programs like Head Start, Pell Grants, school lunches, rural education, and preschool education.
- Healthcare programs like Medicaid, Medicare Part B, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
- Funding for infrastructure programs like highway planning and construction, Section 8 housing, community development, and rural water and waste disposal systems.