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City Helps Make Improvements to North Valley Senior Housing

New water main lines will save money, boost quality of life, and help folks stay in their homes
February 23, 2024

The City of Albuquerque is supporting the Albuquerque Housing Authority’s improvements and rehabilitation of senior housing units at 12th and Candelaria. $600,000 of Community Development Block Grant funds will pay for the replacement of water main lines and service to 50 units, providing critical affordable housing to low-income elderly and disabled households.

“While we work on building more housing to meet our city’s needs, it’s just as important to preserve and keep up the affordable housing we already have,” said Joseph Montoya, Deputy Director of Housing. “We’re happy to support our partners at the Housing Authority and invest in the North Valley so folks can stay in their homes.”

“We are appreciative of our ongoing partnership with the City,” said Albuquerque Housing Authority Executive Director Linda Bridge. “We are faced with a challenge of preserving our aging housing stock that that provides essential rental assistance to the households that reside in the units.  Funding from the City helps us to meet our goals to improve the housing and have a positive impact on the quality of the lives of our residents and the surrounding neighborhoods.”

1212 Candelaria is a Public Housing property constructed in 1973. Leaking water main lines have become a significant problem in the last two years, causing excessive water bills, flooding and extensive line repairs. This project will replace all water main lines on the property along with lines to the residential units, which will increase housing stability. The project also includes additional site repairs, including fixes to driveways and sidewalks, and replacing landscaping material. Work will begin in March.

A colorful row of yellow and orange single-story brick apartments with a sidewalk and trees in between.