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County Commission Approves $1 Million for Gateway Center

04/07/2021
7:43 AM

Bernalillo County – County commissioners passed a resolution providing $1 million from the county’s general fund to support the City of Albuquerque’s Gateway Center which will provide temporary shelter for those experiencing homelessness.

The county will sell $1 million in general obligation public housing bonds to repay the money allocated from the general operating money.

“If you grew up in Albuquerque, you know and love someone that would benefit from the resources to be offered at this center.  We are a community of neighborhoods and I am proud that Bernalillo County is stepping in to support all of our neighbors, even those living unsheltered,” says District 3 Commissioner Adriann Barboa.  “When we focus support and resources to our most vulnerable resident, we all benefit.”

The city will acquire the building and maintain the facility.

In addition to the temporary shelter provided by the city’s Gateway Center, the county offers counseling and mental care through its Behavioral Health Services located on Zuni, SE.  

Additionally, the county offers temporary housing accommodations for those displaced by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The county now also offers transitional housing for, those known as ‘working homeless’, through the recently opened, Tiny Home Village.  The village offers temporary, low-cost housing for those experiencing homelessness who are also employed.

The Gateway Center funding resolution was approved by the commission on a 5 to 0 vote.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.

 

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