Blazing the trail

In 2020, HopeWorks began construction of a 42-unit, single-site permanent supportive housing project next to our existing Day Shelter on 3rd Street and Mountain near downtown Albuquerque.  We anticipate that building with be complete by Fall 2020.

This project is the first of its kind in New Mexico, providing permanent housing to the most vulnerable, chronically homeless individuals in Albuquerque, alongside supportive services designed to keep them stable and housed.

“Single site” refers to a best practice model where clients have access to all of the supports they need (mental/behavioral health services, therapy, basic needs, medical care, etc.) on site where they live.  Permanent supportive housing is nationally recognized as a proven solution to end chronic homelessness.

This venture represents a unique and bold collaboration between HopeWorks, The City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, the National Housing Trust Fund, and Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA). We are excited to also be working with YES Housing, Mullen Heller Architects, and Consensus Planning on this project.

This is a pivotal first step.

Frequently asked questions:

“Single site” refers to a best practice model where clients have access to all of the supports they need (mental/behavioral health services, therapy, basic needs, medical care, etc.) on site where they live. Permanent Supportive Housing combines quality affordable housing with wraparound services to help those who are homeless obtain housing, mental stability, and self-sufficiency.

Permanent Supportive Housing is nationally recognized as a proven and effective solution to end chronic homelessness.

Residents will be the most vulnerable, chronically homeless with behavioral health challenges and/or are identified as high utilizers of emergency medical services.

Potential residents will be individuals who meet the federal definition of “homelessness” or “precariously housed,” have a documented mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder, are able to complete daily living activities independently, have an income at or below 30% AMI, and meet other eligibility requirements, including a score of 13 or higher on a commonly-used “vulnerability index” (VI-SPDAT).

HopeWorks’ 42-unit apartment building will be three stories, with the ground floor being utilized for mental/behavioral health services, offices, as well as engagement space/gathering areas for the clients. The second and third floors will be 405 square feet, one-bedroom units, designed to be both ADA-accessible and have universal and trauma-informed design features.

Clients may remain residents of the Hope Village community indefinitely, or may choose to live independently at some point.

Hope Village Application – Click Here
Applicants must complete their application with the assistance of a behavioral health or social services provider (e.g. therapist, case manager), or a representative from the agency where they are receiving their services.

To chat more about Hope Village, please contact Rachel Rodriguez, Chief Development and Communications Officer, at rrodriguez@hopeworksnm.org.

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