Mayor: Homeless program makes difference in ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – More than three years after a program in Albuquerque began finding permanent housing for the homeless, the program is working.

Thursday Mayor RJ Berry announced that the Albuquerque Heading Home program has found homes for 359 men, women and children who were living on the streets.

The city says it’s making a huge difference in our community.

They point to a UNM study that shows the program has so far saved $3.2 million in taxpayer money which the city says can be put back into the community.

Officials say the program has also caused a decrease in jail time and time in emergency rooms.

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