Community Services

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Multi-Family Housing (PH)

These units are designed to house several different families in separate housing units.  These units are located in the South Valley and are for individuals who are disabled, mobility impaired and/or elderly.

Family Unification Program (FUP)

The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) are provided to two different populations:

  1. Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in:
    • The imminent placement of the family’s child or children in out-of-home care, or
    • The delay in the discharge of the child or children to the family from out-of-home care There is no time limitation on FUP family vouchers.
  2. Youth at least 18 years old and not more than 21 years old who left foster care at age 16 or older and who lack adequate housing. FUP vouchers used by youth are limited, by statute to 18 months of housing assistance.

PHAs administer the FUP in partnership with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs) who are responsible for referring FUP families and youths to the PHA for determination of eligibility for rental assistance

Linkages Program

A grant funded program through the State of New Mexico, monitored by MFA, and administered by Bernalillo County Housing.  The program assists homeless individuals/families with rental assistance.  The program mirrors the Section 8 program but has its own rules and guidelines to fit the Homeless population.  The contracted local agencies are 1st Nations - Homeless Native Americans, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, and St. Martins.

Downtown 700 Program

This development is located in downtown Albuquerque and offers affordable supportive housing options for homeless and near homeless individuals who suffer from behavioral health disabilities. SHC-NM’s community partners offer a comprehensive range of supportive services that, in combination, optimizes residents’ health, recovery, independence and housing stability.

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (VASH)

This program combines HCV rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Renee’s Project

This program provides permanent housing and links to community-based recovery services and other supportive services for homeless women with minor children, who wish to recover from substance addiction and desire to reintegrate into the community as productive members. The Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP) Renee’s Project works with the Bernalillo County Housing Department and affiliate partner programs in providing comprehensive community-based case management services as a supportive liaison to the continuum of care for addiction treatment.

MDC Supportive Housing Initiative Program

A new supportive housing initiative targeted at homeless individuals involved in the criminal justice system to provide safe housing and supportive services.

Community Connections Supportive Housing Program

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  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

  • Join us May 21 - July 31 for a taste of local history through the outdoor exhibit along the agricultural fields on the grounds of Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center, a Bernalillo County Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the varied origins and paths to New Mexico of key elements in our local foods. We’ll examine Pueblo agricultural trade and innovation, the impact of Spanish colonization on local crops and foods, and the influence of changing technology on what ingredients are available to New Mexicans. The exhibit tells the story of how generations of farmers and cooks adopted, adapted, and embraced foods from around the globe to create the unique and recognizable flavors that New Mexicans treasure as our local culinary traditions. The exhibit is located outdoors along the agricultural fields, with ample spacing. Downloadable and print guides for self-led tours will be available for those who wish to explore the exhibit alone or with a small group. On-site parking is available dawn-to-dusk, 7 days a week. Check online for updates about free reservations for guided tours of the exhibit and Gutiérrez Hubbell House. Museum hours and tour availability subject to change, in compliance with covid-safe practices. The exhibit will be accompanied by programs provided either online or in hybrid forms that allow digital participation. All Bernalillo County Open Spaces are responding flexibly in the face of changing COVID-19 conditions and public health orders. We will share updated information on site-specific practices and restrictions on this page and recommend you check back before attending the exhibit. The museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM-Safe Certified. As conditions and restrictions related to COVID-19 change, updated information can be found at both the exhibit website and https:/www.bernco.gov/coronavirus. You can also find the link to our video on Open Space outdoor etiquette during COVID-19 at these locations or on the BernCo YouTube channel. Please call 505-314-0400 for more information or to request accommodation.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, 6029 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2021 12:00 AM - 7/31/2021 12:00 AM

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