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Public Housing Bond Proposed to Assist the Chronically Homeless


Commissioner Debbie O’Malley, Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson and community members are advocating for the planning and development of a tiny home village public housing concept to reduce homelessness in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County metro area.

A tiny home village would provide stable housing to chronically homeless individuals while they take advantage of social services to help them back to self-sufficiency.

“There are no easy solutions in the matter of chronic homelessness,” says Commissioner Debbie O’Malley. “As a community, we have an obligation to address this important concern; a tiny home village is one creative solution and a step in that direction.”

The tiny houses are 120 square feet and would cost about $5,000 each to build.

“Housing is a basic human right. I want to be a part of a community that provides housing to our homeless,” says Ken Balizer, Tiny Home Village Working Group.

Tonight, the Bernalillo County Commission approved the 2016 general obligation bond package in the amount of $36 million to be added to the ballot this November for voter approval.

Bond question number six will ask the public to vote yes or vote no on $2 million for this public housing model.

The remaining $500,000 in bond question six is being asked for the rehabilitation of existing public housing owned by Bernalillo County where low income and/or disabled individuals reside.

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