Albuquerque closes emergency winter shelter for the season

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city has closed its emergency winter shelter for the homeless for the season. The shelter has been open nightly for four months and Mayor Berry says it had a daily average attendance of 255 people, an increase of about 10 percent. Each year, the Department of Family and Community Services provides more than $1.7 million to six different shelters, as well as $7 million for motel vouchers and permanent housing solutions.

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