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.  The first residents moved into Hope Village in early February 2022.

This project is the first new construction project in New Mexico that provides permanent housing to 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.

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. Applicants/providers must complete all documents listed below before submitting their application to Bernalillo County.

Hope Village Referral 
Hope Village ROI 
Verification of Disability

To chat more about Hope Village, please contact Rachel Rodriguez, Chief Development and Communications Officer, at

Residents sign a Residential Rental Agreement with the contracted property management company, Monarch Properties, Inc.  The lease is a Standard Residential Lease Agreement found at other rental properties.

Residents can be evicted for not adhering to the Residential Lease Agreement.