Mayor: Homeless program makes difference in ABQ

Albuquerque homeless program

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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