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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Multi-Family Housing (PH)

These units are designed to house several different families in separate housing units.  These units are located in the South Valley and are for individuals who are disabled, mobility impaired and/or elderly.

Family Unification Program (FUP)

The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) are provided to two different populations:

  1. Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in:
    • The imminent placement of the family’s child or children in out-of-home care, or
    • The delay in the discharge of the child or children to the family from out-of-home care There is no time limitation on FUP family vouchers.
  2. Youth at least 18 years old and not more than 21 years old who left foster care at age 16 or older and who lack adequate housing. FUP vouchers used by youth are limited, by statute to 18 months of housing assistance.

PHAs administer the FUP in partnership with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs) who are responsible for referring FUP families and youths to the PHA for determination of eligibility for rental assistance

Linkages Program

A grant funded program through the State of New Mexico, monitored by MFA, and administered by Bernalillo County Housing.  The program assists homeless individuals/families with rental assistance.  The program mirrors the Section 8 program but has its own rules and guidelines to fit the Homeless population.  The contracted local agencies are 1st Nations - Homeless Native Americans, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, and St. Martins.

Downtown 700 Program

This development is located in downtown Albuquerque and offers affordable supportive housing options for homeless and near homeless individuals who suffer from behavioral health disabilities. SHC-NM’s community partners offer a comprehensive range of supportive services that, in combination, optimizes residents’ health, recovery, independence and housing stability.

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (VASH)

This program combines HCV rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Renee’s Project

This program provides permanent housing and links to community-based recovery services and other supportive services for homeless women with minor children, who wish to recover from substance addiction and desire to reintegrate into the community as productive members. The Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP) Renee’s Project works with the Bernalillo County Housing Department and affiliate partner programs in providing comprehensive community-based case management services as a supportive liaison to the continuum of care for addiction treatment.

MDC Supportive Housing Initiative Program

a new supportive housing initiative targeted at homeless individuals involved in the criminal justice system to provide safe housing and supportive services. 

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  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    Location:
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

  • Give the whole family the opportunity to learn Spanish at Vista Grande. The 10-week series of classses begins Feb. 6 and costs $120, including learning material. Classes for kids 13 and under are at 4:30 p.m. and classes for high school students and adults are at 5:30 p.m. Private tutoring is also available. For more info, call or text Claudia Perez-Valverde at (505) 974-6387.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd, Sandia Park

  • Join us Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. for Senior Open Gym Basketball for those ages 50 and up. Membership is $12 - cash not accepted. Veterans and seniors over 55 are free.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras

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