The Housing department of St. Martin’s HopeWorks (505-764-8231) provides a variety of rental assistance programs, including HUD funded rental assistance, we are a housing first organization. Programs range from one-time emergency assistance and short term assistance to permanent rental assistance. The qualifications for the programs range from a one-time need to long-term help for those with a mental health diagnosis. Income qualifications for the programs range from those who earn less than 30% of the area median income (AMI) up to 80% of the AMI. Support services are offered to all program participants to help with household stability. Most programs require a coordinated entry, which allows us to serve those who are most vulnerable.
The housing department also serves as a Local Lead Agency for Albuquerque. The duties of a local lead agency are to screen potential tenants. Candidates must have at least one household member with special needs to be considered for residency in one of six different Low Income Tax Credit rental properties located throughout the city. We screen priority applicants for Silver Gardens, Imperial, Plaza Cuidana, Silver Moon Lodge, Casitas de Colores and Casa Feliz. Applicants are required to have at least one monthly home visit from a service provider, who refers them to the program to be eligible for these special needs units.
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