March 15, 2016

Udall, Heinrich Announce $7.3 Million to Combat Homelessness in New Mexico

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $7.3 million for nonprofit providers and local governments in New Mexico to combat homelessness throughout the state. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding through the Continuum of Care Program, which supports efforts to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families, minimize the trauma associated with losing a home, and help families become self-sufficient following their relocation.

Grant recipients include: Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless Inc., Barrett Foundation Inc., Catholic Charities, City of Albuquerque, Crossroads for Women, NewLife Homes Inc., St. Martin's Hospitality Center, Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico, Therapeutic Living Services Inc., County of Sandoval, Valencia Shelter Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, El Camino Real Housing Authority, San Juan County Partnership, Community Area Resource Enterprise, Casa Milagro Inc., City of Santa Fe, New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, Saint Elizabeth Shelter Corporation, DreamTree Project Inc., Town of Taos, Adobe Inc., City of Las Cruces, La Casa Inc., Mesilla Valley Community of Hope, and El Refugio Inc.

"Many organizations and local governments throughout New Mexico provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and critical support services to homeless families and individuals," Udall said. "I'm pleased that these grants will support partners on the ground working to help New Mexicans get back on their feet, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I'll continue fighting for funding for our state's efforts to end homelessness and strengthen our communities."

"Local organizations across New Mexico are at the forefront of efforts to quickly rehouse families and individuals," Heinrich said. "These providers promote access to long-term housing while minimizing the trauma homelessness can cause. Stable housing is the foundation on which all other opportunity rests and allows individuals to get back on their feet. I will continue fighting to ensure our communities have the resources they need to combat homelessness."

Awarded grants by region:

Central New Mexico
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless Inc.: $127,641
Barrett Foundation Inc. in Albuquerque: $92,028
Catholic Charities in Albuquerque: $781,384
City of Albuquerque: $1,654,294
Crossroads for Women in Albuquerque: $240,627
NewLife Homes Inc. in Albuquerque: $42,800
St. Martin's Hospitality Center in Albuquerque: $92,700
Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico in Albuquerque: $642,489
Therapeutic Living Services Inc. in Albuquerque: $109,233
County of Sandoval: $374,014
Valencia Shelter Services for Victims of Domestic Violence in Los Lunas: $112,934
El Camino Real Housing Authority in Socorro: $90,800

Northern New Mexico
San Juan County Partnership: $252,396
Community Area Resource Enterprise in Gallup: $68,000
Casa Milagro Inc. in Santa Fe: $101,001
City of Santa Fe: $1,088,929
New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness in Santa Fe: $350,208
Saint Elizabeth Shelter Corporation in Santa Fe: $138,501
DreamTree Project Inc. in Taos: $109,425
Town of Taos: $139,702

Southern New Mexico
Adobe Inc. in Las Cruces: $53,915
City of Las Cruces: $70,702
La Casa Inc. in Las Cruces: $119,873
Mesilla Valley Community of Hope in Las Cruces: $466,774
El Refugio Inc. in Silver City: $65,725