Housing Services & Programs

Information about housing services and other 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.

Fair Housing

Housing discrimination is against the law. If you feel that you have been denied the sale, rent, or financing of a home because of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability, report it to HUD or your local fair housing center.

Social Services

Social Service contracts are funded through the City's general fund and also other funding sources (Community Development Block Grant, ESG, Continuum of Care, etc.).

Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant 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. Community Development Block Grant funds are budgeted for public facilities and capital improvements, housing programs and public services.

Learn more about Community Development Block Grants.

ABQ at Home: Mayor Tim Keller administration's four-pronged approach totaling nearly $550 million in investments to end housing insecurity​

ABQ at Home is a four-pronged approach to helping Albuquerque residents get into and stay in their homes. As a housing shortage continues across the country, the City of Albuquerque is developing more housing units, providing support for those who need help getting into a home, and assisting with costly home repairs to keep families in their homes. Over the past four years, the City has invested and leveraged nearly $450 million for housing.

ABQ at Home covers four categories of housing support:

  • Creating New Affordable and Market-Rate Housing
  • Supportive Housing Vouchers
  • Home Rehabilitation “Neighborhood Opportunity Grants”
  • Rental and Down Payment Assistance

Learn more about ABQ at Home


HOME Investment Partnership Act

The HOME Investment Partnership Act 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.

Learn more about HOME Investment Partnership Act.

2021 HUD HOME Income & Rent Limits (Effective: June 1, 2021)

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 Community Development Block Grant 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 home ownership 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.

Learn more about the Workforce Housing Plan.

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 Community Development Block Grant, and have a long term affordability requirement.


Affordable Housing Resources

  • Purchasing an affordable home
  • Finding affordable apartments and rental housing
  • Purchasing or renting a foreclosed property
  • Homebuyer Counseling

Read more about Affordable Housing Resources.

Additional Resources

Homeless Services

Emergency Shelter Grant

The Emergency Shelter Grant 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 Continuum of Care 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.

View 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.

View the 2011 Income Threshold chart for Albuquerque. These are the income levels primarily served by this Division.

More information

For information about applying for funds, please call (505) 768-2860.