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Mayor Keller Unveils One Albuquerque Housing Fund Signs

Twenty-seven new signs to replace calls for donations through 311.

June 4, 2019

New signs calling for the community to help our homeless population are going up. These new signs are placed throughout Albuquerque and ask the community contribute to the City’s One Albuquerque Housing Fund, to help provide housing assistance for those in need.

“Contributing to the One Albuquerque Housing fund is one of many ways which people in our community can help us address homelessness,” said Mayor Tim Keller.  “We know that once families and individuals have a home, it becomes much easier for them to make improvements in other areas of their lives. With these new signs, we are hoping to see more of our community contribute to this effort to tackle homelessness.”  

Many vulnerable families and individuals often find themselves on the edge of homelessness. Some are working, and just need help paying the security deposit, first and last month’s rent in order to obtain an apartment. Others need more ongoing help paying the rent in the form of a housing voucher while they get back on their feet. The housing fund is designed to address these needs as well as provide the support of a case manager, to help connect folks to community resources, apply for jobs, learn how to be good tenants and develop basic life skills.

One Albuquerque Housing Fund will assist:                  

  • Adults can focus on developing their job skills and obtaining a job.
  • People with chronic illnesses are able to store their medication properly and eat the right food.
  • Those struggling with behavioral health issues can connect to treatment, and have the safety and stability they need to support their recovery.
  • Children can focus on learning, knowing they have a safe place to stay each night.

All households will contribute 30 percent of their income towards the rent, which helps develop tenancy skills and allows the One Albuquerque Housing Fund to serve additional people experiencing homelessness.

Donate to the One Albuquerque Housing Fund by going to DONATEABQ.ORG

  • “The Basics” – Basic move in supplies (i.e. toiletries, towels, set of dishes): $50
  • “A little help goes a long way” – 1 week of rental assistance & case management support: $300
  • “Help getting back on track” -1 month of rental assistance & case management support: $1,250
  • “Room to Breathe” – Security deposit, first & last month’s rent on a new apartment: $3,000
  • “Stable Ground” – 1 year of rental assistance & case management support: $15,000
  • Other: Donate any amount to the One ABQ Housing Fund

Mayor Tim Keller shared a video on social media calling for housing voucher donations. Watch the video here.