We know that we can end homelessness. Across New Mexico, communities are using proven programs and strategies to help people experiencing homelessness secure and maintain a safe place to call home. We can build on that success to ensure that everyone in New Mexico has access to housing they can afford and the support they need to keep that housing.
The New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness was founded in 2000 to lead a comprehensive, coordinated and strategic response to homelessness. Today the Coalition has some 70 member organizations that provide housing and services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Coalition has made significant strides towards its vision of ending homelessness. We have helped develop over 1000 permanent supportive housing beds for people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness, and as a result have seen a measurable decrease in homelessness among people with disabilities.
The Coalition carries out is mission through advocacy, trainings, and coordinated grant-writing and fundraising. We also maintain a database that tracks progress in ending homelessness, and we operate a new coordinated assessment system that helps people experiencing homelessness quickly connect to housing.