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Community Feedback from Gateway Center Public Input Session Collected in New Report

Nearly 200 members of the community convened to help identify a site and service priorities for the Gateway Center

January 3, 2020

During a community meeting December 14, 2019, the City’s Department of Family and Community Services (FCS) convened a conversation among nearly 200 members of the community to help identify a site and service priorities for the Gateway Center. After several weeks of compiling the data from the input session, FCS released the results from the day’s events in a complete report.

The meeting was an important step to gather community input in siting and designing the new Gateway Center. The summary report is available for download online at http://www.cabq.gov/family/services/homeless-services/about-homeless-services

“We’re taking input from hundreds of Albuquerque residents about the future site and services offered at the Gateway Center, and that’s going to lead to better outcomes for the homeless and for neighborhoods,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Building the first 24/7 center to address homelessness in our city is a big step and we’re encouraging the public to weigh in on this.”

The City has also posted an online survey for public input, which will remain open until January 15, 2020. Community members can complete the survey online in either Spanish or English at https://www.cabq.gov/family/services/homeless-services, or through the One Albuquerque mobile app. Those who cannot take the survey electronically can call (505) 768-3000.