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End Homelessness
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Articles & Editorials about the Albuquerque Heading Home Initiative
In 2010 and 2011, the NMCEH worked with the City of Albuquerque and community providers to develop and launch Albuquerque Heading Home, an initiative to reduce homelessness in Albuquerque.

Mayor Announces Homeless Initiative
Albuquerque Journal, January 7, 2011

City’s Homeless Proposal Based on a Proven Model
Albuquerque Journal, January 12, 2011

New Initiative for Ending Homelessness Is Needed
Albuquerque Journal, January 14, 2011

Plan Provides Homeless with Roofs, Not Fences
Albuquerque Journal, January 17, 2011

Survey Seeks to House Homeless
Albuquerque Journal, February 1, 2011

Albuquerque’s Homeless Worse Off
Albuquerque Journal, February 17, 2011

Helping Homeless Helps Bottom Line
Albuquerque Journal, February 20, 2011

The Cost of Living: The affordable housing crisis in New Mexico
Alibi, December 2010
Michelle knew she was close to the edge, but she didn’t realize how close until her fiancé found himself out of work. He had been employed as an electrician on a construction site. When the project finished, he didn’t have another gig lined up. He searched, but two years ago during the height of recession phobia, no one was hiring. Suddenly Michelle’s waitressing income was the only thing supporting the two of them and her five girls, ages 4 months to 14 years old. A few months later, after falling behind on rent, they were evicted…

Remembering the City’s Forgotten
Albuquerque Journal, December 21, 2010
Rarely, or really never, do my interviews with people end in a hug, but the one I had with Phyllis Romero did. She said something to me along the lines of feeling good about getting it out, talking as we did in a small computer room at St. Martin's Hospitality Center that December day last year…

The Outsiders
Santa Fe Reporter, January 16, 2008
For Santa Fe's homeless immigrants, life is a constant search for shelter....

The Housing Trust Fund: A Cost-Effective Solution to Ending Homelessness in New Mexico, 2007
Throughout the course of a year, there are over 17,000 people experiencing homelessness in New Mexico who would greatly benefit from an affordable housing trust fund. The homeless population is diverse, comprised of children, women, families, veterans, immigrants, and the mentally and physically disabled. Due to the precarious nature of homelessness, those experiencing homelessness often utilize emergency services such as hospitals, shelters, and jails more than people who are housed. This can make the cost of homelessness quite high…

Scraping By
Alibi, November 2007
Homeless people need affordable places to live – an obvious statement on its surface. By a survey released last week by the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness arrives at that conclusion of flies in the face of many assumptions homeless people maintain about Albuquerque’s homeless population…

Commentary: Failing to Assist
Albuquerque Tribune, August 2, 2007
In 1971, the U.S. Congress created the Supplemental Security Income program. The noble goal of the program was to provide financial support for people who can’t work because of a significant, long-term disability. Unfortunately, our country has failed to meet that goal…

Homeless for 48 Hours, May 2005
This past weekend, I took an "Urban Plunge". What is an Urban Plunge, you ask. The National Coalition for the Homeless defines it as "when economically-privileged people dress down, empty their wallets, and spend time on the streets as ‘poor’ people"…

What Kind of a Society Allows Its Youth to be Homeless? Ours
When you see them walking around your town you wouldn't necessarily think they are homeless, and perhaps that is one reason homeless youth receive so little attention from decision makers…

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