Homelessness

New Mexico Projecting Sharp Increase In Homelessness

41 Views   According to a report by the Legislative Finance Committee homelessness in New Mexico is projected to increase 48-percent in 2023. The report also says it’s getting harder for people to find a place to live that they can afford.

Albuquerque lands state funding for public safety, homelessness

76 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There were winners and losers that came out of the legislative session, and Albuquerque walked away as a winner with $100 million in funding for some high priority projects. “We got more funding than we have ever gotten before,” said Mayor Tim Keller.

Two lawmakers spend night on streets in Downtown Albuquerque

87 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  Two New Mexico lawmakers woke up on the streets of Downtown Albuquerque Sunday, January 22. All in an effort to learn more about the homeless crisis in our state. “It was really an opportunity to come out here and see what folks are dealing with,”

New Mexico lawmakers look to repeal the ban on rent control legislation

138 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A pair of lawmakers are moving to end the state’s ban on rent control. Senate Bill 99 is a rather short document—just one page. All it’s aiming to do is get rid of the ban on rent control legislation and let local governments decide for themselves.

Target 7 Investigates: Is there a safe space?

147 Views   An investigation into the potential use of “safe outdoor spaces” in Albuquerque. Those experiencing homelessness have been seen camping in parks, on sidewalks and outside local businesses. The problem is so troublesome that some businesses have begun playing loud music to try and keep the homeless from their

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