Homeless Services

The Family and Community Services Department is a key player in the City's effort to end homelessness. Our services include prevention, outreach, shelter and housing programs and supportive services.

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Homelessness Assistance

Homelessness is a harsh reality in Albuquerque and we’ve outlined a multifaceted approach including emergency shelter, transitional housing, and more. In collaboration with our community partners, we’re addressing immediate needs while working to build the city’s first centrally-located, 24/7, year-round homeless shelter.

We are increasing emergency shelter options and adding transitional housing because housing is key. Housing allows folks to focus on other needs like finding employment, obtaining quality childcare, and taking care of physical and mental health.

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What We Are Doing

Homeless Service Categories

The following homeless services are funded by the City of Albuquerque, HUD's Continuum of Care grants, Emergency Shelter Grants, and other grants administered by the City of Albuquerque.

Emergency Shelters

Short-term, immediate assistance for the homeless

Transitional Housing

Transitional housing assistance designed to transition from homelessness to permanent housing

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Housing for homeless individuals dealing with chronic mental illness or substance abuse issues


Childcare services for homeless families

Childcare Information

Employment Services

Employment services and job placement for homeless persons

Employment Services Information

Eviction Prevention

Rental assistance and case management to prevent eviction and homelessness

Eviction Prevention Information

Health Care

Health care services for homeless individuals and families

Health Care Information


Meals provided for homeless individuals and families in need

Meals Information

Motel Vouchers

Temporary vouchers for homeless individuals with immediate medical issues and families with children, where emergency shelters cannot accommodate them

Motel Vouchers Information

More Information

Other Homeless Services Links

Albuquerque Heading Home Donations

If you would like to donate furniture, clothing etc., to Albuquerque Heading Home, please contact Chandler Smith-Stetson at 344-2323.

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