Asylum seekers are ending up homeless

121 Views   The number of migrants coming to the Duke City has jumped from 35 people per week to 100 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Asylum seekers coming to Albuquerque for help are ending up homeless on the streets of the Duke City, Target 7 has learned. As a result, nonprofit organizations

Over 100,000 are without Medicaid in New Mexico. Here’s why

105 Views   During the pandemic, Medicaid helped provide numerous services for everyone — now that the health emergency is averted, what’s left for the program? ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico officials are sounding the alarm for people who have been on Medicaid during the pandemic. New Mexico Medicaid Director Lorelei

Frustrated neighbors express concern over growing homeless camp

106 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A growing homeless camp in near Central and Pennsylvania has some Albuquerque property owners calling on the city for help. “I counted about 20 tents, but here there are about three more because this one here was not there before. There are already about

Las Cruces rolls out city’s first publicly funded basic income program

155 Views   Las Cruces’s first publicly funded guaranteed basic income program is in the works. The city-approved pilot project will allocate federal funds and provide monthly payments for a year and a half to qualifying low-income individuals, with the goal of evaluating recipient outcomes. This comes after some in the

New Mexico Projecting Sharp Increase In Homelessness

243 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

241 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

228 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

285 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.