Councilor wants increased funding for housing program

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Nearly a week after two homeless men were beaten to death in Albuquerque a move to increase funding for a very successful homeless program.

In just three years Albuquerque Heading Home has found permanent housing for 359 men, women and children who were living on the streets.

City Councilor Isaac Benton says next month he will introduce a bill that would kick in an additional $375,000 to the program.

Benton says once a newly-created task force issues its recommendations the program can continue to move forward.

Last Saturday two homeless men were killed after they were beaten with a metal pole, cinder blocks and bricks.

Police arrested three Albuquerque teens who are now facing murder charges.

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