Housing Services & Programs
The City of Albuquerque Community Development (CD) Division provides grant assistance for programs and services that serve persons of low and moderate income* through City general funds and entitlement funds received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Social Service contracts are funded through the City's general fund and also other funding sources (CDGB, ESG, Continuum of Care, etc.).
Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) funds are used to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. CDBG funds are budgeted for public facilities and capital improvements, housing programs and public services.
HOME Investment Partnership Act
The HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME) funds expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low-income persons. The HOME budget includes housing rehabilitation, down payment assistance and affordable housing development.
Workforce Housing Plan
The City's Workforce Housing Plan (Chapter V of the Consolidated Plan) outlines the city's policies regarding affordable housing activities in Albuquerque. The Plan is implemented using HOME and CDBG grants, as well as the Housing Trust Fund authorized in the City’s Workforce Housing Ordinance. The Plan's primary goals are to preserve existing and new affordable housing, protect the most vulnerable populations, promote homeownership for those excluded from the market, create housing that is sustainable and affordable and allocate funding for capacity building and long-term stewardship of affordable housing.
Workforce Housing Trust Funds
Workforce Housing Trust Funds are a permanently dedicated source of revenue used to support the preservation and production of affordable housing. These funds can be leveraged with additional resources, including HOME and CDBG, and have a long term affordability requirement.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds are used to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed single family properties and two to four unit rental properties so they can be sold and rented to families who qualify. If you are interested in purchasing an NSP home, contact the Omni Development Group at (505) 792-4430 or go to their website www.omni-online.com to complete a form letting them know of your interest. If you are interested in renting an NSP unit, contact T & C Management at (505) 268-1181 or go to their website at www.tandcmanagement.com to obtain a rental application.
Affordable Housing Hot Line
The Affordable Housing Hot Line (768-3400) provides information about affordable housing resources for rental, homeownership, homebuyer counseling, etc. Information is available in English and Spanish.
Affordable Housing Resources
- Purchasing an affordable home
- Finding affordable apartments and rental housing
- Purchasing or renting a foreclosed property
- Homebuyer Counseling
Emergency Shelter Grant
The Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program provide funds to help improve the quality of existing emergency shelters for the homeless, create new shelters or help prevent homelessness.
Continuum of Care
The annual Continuum of Care (CoC) grant is funded by HUD. It is a coordinated approach to address homelessness through housing and supportive services. The CoC programs provide permanent housing and case management for homeless people with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, transitional housing and case management for homeless families, and day care services and case management for homeless children.
Grant funds are awarded to partnering agencies on an annual competitive basis to implement activities which meet the eligible criteria as established by HUD and the goals and objectives as defined in the City’s Consolidated Plan. Non-profit Organizations are encouraged to apply for funds to serve low-income and moderate-income clients as defined by HUD income guidelines. Click here for the low-to-moderate income map.
*Low and moderate income: family or household annual income is 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income, as established by HUD. Please click here to view the 2011 Income Threshold chart for Albuquerque. These are the income levels primarily served by this Division.
For information about applying for funds, please contact the following staff, or call (505) 768-2860.