Council to discuss resolution for mentally ill

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Councilors are tackling a controversial problem that surfaced in the DOJ report on APD: How to help the mentally ill.

A resolution on Monday’s agenda calls for the city to enter into an agreement with Bernalillo County to implement a housing assistance program for the mentally ill recently released from the Metropolitan Detention Center.

As much as $200,000 could be set aside for the proposed pilot project. 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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