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Addressing homelessness in Albuquerque, and offering solutions

Each day in Albuquerque, people are experiencing homelessness for many different reasons. For some, their circumstances are temporary and caused by a difficult financial or family situation. For others, it might be a behavioral health, physical health and or substance abuse issue, which can only add to the complexity of their situation.

The bottom line is, these people need a place to live that provides safety, dignity and a path to permanent housing. Regardless of why people are on the streets, they share one common need, finding a place to call home. Lisa Huval, Deputy Director of Housing and Homelessness with the Department of the City of Albuquerque, appeared on New Mexico Living to talk about the issue and what’s being done.

The Department of Family and Community Services provides quality health and social services, housing, recreation and education to improve the quality of life for the entire Albuquerque Community. Homeless services are funded by the City of Albuquerque, HUD’s Continuum of Care grants, Emergency Shelter Grants, and other grants administered by the City of Albuquerque. Learn more how Family & Community Services can help you, your family or someone in need.