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Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
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Wednesday
March 13, 2013

NEW MEXICO RECEIVES $8.2 MILLION FROM HUD TO CONTINUE HELPING HOMELESS PERSONS AND FAMILIES
Grants renew support for 49 local homeless housing and service projects across the State

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $8,209,451 to renew support for 49 local homeless housing and service programs in New Mexico. Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care programs, the funding announced today will ensure these HUD-assisted local homeless assistance programs remain operating in the coming year.  Later this year, HUD will award additional grant funding to support hundreds of other local programs, including new projects.  A complete list of all New Mexico funded projects follows.

"The evidence is clear that every dollar we spend on those programs that help find a stable home for our homeless neighbors not only saves money but quite literally saves lives," said Donovan. "We know these programs work and we know these grants can mean the difference between homeless persons and families finding stable housing or living on our streets."

HUD’s Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local projects to meet the needs of their homeless clients. The grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families.  HUD funds are a critical part of the Obama Administration’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

While the Fiscal Year 2012 funds awarded today are not impacted by the automatic across-the-board budget cuts under sequestration that began March 1st, Donovan cautioned that future budget cuts may reverse significant reported declines in homelessness: "During this challenging budget climate, we must make certain that we don’t balance our books on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens.  When we make even modest investments in these programs, we see a measureable decline in homelessness."

HUD recently announced its 2012 "point in time" estimate of the number of homeless persons in America. Approximately 3,000 cities and counties reported 633,782 homeless persons on a single night in January of 2012, largely unchanged from the year before. While HUD found significant declines among the long-term homeless and veterans, local communities reported an increase in the number of sheltered and unsheltered families with children. In New Mexico, local communities reported a 9.9 percent overall drop in homelessness in 2012.

HUD’s Continuum of Care grants announced today will continue offering permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons as well as services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. These grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families.

In 2010, President Obama and 19 federal agencies and offices that form the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) launched the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness puts the country on a path to end veterans and chronic homelessness by 2015 and to ending homelessness among children, family, and youth by 2020.

New Mexico

Grantees: Albuquerque CoC

NM-500 - REN - ACCESS-SSO  $245,746

NM-500 - REN - Bridges Transitional Housing Program  $24,233

NM-500 - REN - Crossroads Chronic 2011 $124,439

NM-500 - REN - Crossroads Non-Chronic 2011  $210,015

NM-500 - REN - Cuidando los Ninos  $227,970

NM-500 - REN - Downtown @ 700 2nd  $61,353

NM-500 - REN - Dual Diagnosis Outreach  $92,700

NM-500 - REN - Mesa House  $107,715

NM-500 - REN - Partners in Housing  $245,513

NM-500 - REN - Pathways Supported Housing Program $126,786

NM-500 - REN - Proyecto La Luz-SSO  $52,350

NM-500 - REN - Proyecto La Luz-TH  $206,557

NM-500 - REN - R.I.S.E. SSO $42,898

NM-500 - REN - Renee's Project  $90,579

NM-500 - REN - S+C AHCH/SMHC/Hogares  $1,209,892

NM-500 - REN - S+C TLS $383,345

NM-500 - REN - Sevagram Supportive Housing  $192,461

NM-500 - REN - Social Transition and Resource Services (STARS) $137,844

NM-500 - REN - Transitional Housing  $912,917

NM-500 – Total Albuquerque CoC:  $4,695,313

Grantees: New Mexico Balance of State CoC

NM-501 - REN - Abode-PH  $52,433

NM-501 - REN - Casa Cerrillos Permanent Housing for Homeless Disabled  $74,098

NM-501 - REN - Casitas Transitional Living Program  $41,793

NM-501 - REN - Chuska  $27,285

NM-501 - REN - Community Against Violence Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter  $139,702

NM-501 - REN - Community Transitional Housing Program $97,996

NM-501 - REN - DreamTree Main House  $67,632

NM-501 - REN - Drexel House TH 2012  $27,260

NM-501 - REN - El Camino Real Shelter Plus Care Program  $297,222

NM-501 - REN - Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families  $93,897

NM-501 - REN - Famlies and Youth, Inc. El Crucero Transitional Living Program  $54,012

NM-501 - REN - Haven House Domestic Violence Housing and Services TH $42,005

NM-501 - REN - Homeless Services SSO  $93,090

NM-501 - REN - La Casa Scattered Sites Transitional Housing  $75,363

NM-501 - REN - Life Link S+C AB $438,206

NM-501 - REN - Life Link S+C C $138,167

NM-501 - REN - Life Link-La Luz PRA  $261,022

NM-501 - REN - Mesilla Valley Transitional Housing Program $105,761

NM-501 - REN - New Mexico HMIS (1) 2012 $29,603

NM-501 - REN - S+C Community Housing Connection  $110,924

NM-501 - REN - Sandoval Shelter+care A  $234,583

NM-501 - REN - Sandoval SHP  $197,551

NM-501 - REN - Shelter Plus Care  $146,309

NM-501 - REN - SHP 2012 Renewal Application  $67,885

NM-501 - REN - SJCP/SSO  $68,047

NM-501 - REN - Sonrisa Family Supportive Living Program  $64,403

NM-501 - REN - SPC 2012 Renewal Application  $164,910

NM-501 - REN - Supportive Housing Program  $92,826

NM-501 - REN - Transitional Housing Program  $65,725

NM-501 - REN - Youth Shelters TLP  $144,428

NM-501 – Total New Mexico Balance of State CoC: $3,514,138

New Mexico State Total: $8,209,451

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