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.