New Mexico Congressional Delegation Welcomes Historic $16 Million Federal Investment In Homelessness Assistance

Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.),and Gabe Vasquez (D-N.M.), are welcoming more than $16 million in federal funding to support New Mexico projects that provide housing assistance and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness.

The funds cime from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care program.

“We need to take an all-of-the-above approach to growing our affordable housing stock and providing New Mexicans experiencing homelessness the services they need,” Heinrich said. “I’m proud to welcome this historic federal investment that takes us one step closer to ensuring every person in New Mexico has a stable and secure place to call home.”

“Every family across America deserves safe, affordable housing,” Luján said. “Thanks to the Biden-Harris administration, I’m proud to see strong investments go toward efforts to support affordable housing and address homelessness across New Mexico. This $16 million investment will support our local communities in New Mexico, including in rural and Tribal communities.”

“I welcome this historic $16 million investment to combat the problem of homelessness for youth in New Mexico,” Leger Fernández said. “This investment from the Biden-Harris administration will help make sure service providers have the tools to combat homelessness and push us closer to ending the housing issues that have plagued our state for far too long.”

“Housing is a human right,” Stansbury said. “But far too many New Mexicans have been denied equal access to affordable housing, which hurts all of our communities. That’s why I am thrilled that New Mexico will receive $16 million from the Biden-Harris Administration to help end homelessness. This investment will help people find permanent housing and grant them crucial access to programs they need to survive.”

“This historic $16 million investment will go a long way to help end homelessness crisis in New Mexico,” Vasquez said. “I will always work to support the mission of the local housing and charitable organizations across the district, who are helping to care for our community’s most vulnerable members.”

HUD’s Continuum of Care program is the backbone federal program supporting community homelessness response systems across the country, providing grants to nonprofit providers, States, Tribes, and local governments for permanent and short-term housing assistance, supportive services, planning, data, and other costs.

The nationwide total of $3.16 billion announced today represents the largest-ever amount of Continuum of Care program funding awarded to communities to address homelessness in history and provides a critical expansion of resources at a time when rates of homelessness are rising in most communities.

You can find more information about the Continuum of Care awards from HUD’s announcement here.

Total Funding for New Mexico: $16,273,415

  • $163,211 for Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.
  • $1,067,213 for Catholic Charities
  • $3,591,847 for City of Albuquerque
  • $229,048 for Cuidando Los Niños
  • $325,516 for High Desert Housing
  • $108,858 for New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
  • $535,524 for Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico
  • $375,422 for TenderLove Community Center
  • $53,915 for Abode Inc
  • $632,625 for Battered Families Services, Inc.
  • $121,063 for Casa Milagro Inc.
  • $139,702 for Community Against Violence, Inc.
  • $372,924 for County of Sandoval
  • $628,833 for DreamTree Project, Inc.
  • $325,276 for El Camino Real Housing Authority
  • $128,661 for El Refugio, Inc.
  • $940,816 for La Casa, Inc.
  • $1,125,523 for Mesilla Valley Community of Hope
  • $1,325,877 for New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
  • $382,677 for Saint Elizabeth Shelter Corporation
  • $269,676 for San Juan County Partnership
  • $158,403 for San Juan Safe Communities Initiative, Inc.
  • $340,617 for Santa Fe Community Housing Trust
  • $237,479 for SPIN Supporting People In Need
  • $75,378 for Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico
  • $953,769 for The Life Link
  • $498,370 for Valencia Shelter Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • $1,165,192 for Youth Shelters and Family Services

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