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It is a harsh fact that many people remain sleeping on the streets despite the array of available outreach and provider programs.

An ad-hoc working group of volunteers has been meeting for over a year to engage in some preliminary thinking about what a tiny home village might look like in Albuquerque. The project’s current proposal does not offer unconditional housing. Instead, a holistic housing intervention will be proposed that will prioritize safe and dignified housing within a supported single-site community setting, and providing autonomy for the villagers and their reintegration into broader society.

Currently, BernCo is developing the Request for Proposal that will identify the scope of services, selection criteria and a project timeline for an organization that would oversee the planning and development of the tiny home village site and operations project. Last November, voters approved a $2 million general obligation bond to fund the development of the tiny home village project.

The Tiny Home Village Project is a collaboration between Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O'Malley and City of Albuquerque Councilor Diane Gibson.

Tiny Home Village Talk by Andrew Heben

Join us Thursday, Nov. 2,  as Bernalillo County and the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning present "It Takes a Village,"  a talk about building cost-effective tiny home village communities for unhoused people by Andrew Heben, an urban planner, writer and tiny house builder. The free event begins at 5 p.m. with food and a reception and the presentation is at 6 p.m.

Have questions? Contact tinyhomevillage@bernco.gov.

What does it mean to be "chronically homeless? Click here. 

Watch a video of the Tiny Home Village Forum with Debbie Johnson, founder and CEO of TenderLove Community Centre.
Thanks to Mike Swick of Available Media for recording the event.

Want to learn about Tiny Home Village Projects in other parts of the country? Click on the links below.


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Tiny Home Village Meeting 2February 2

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    Bachechi Open Space, 9251 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
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  • This new Creative Youth Music class is for 11 to 14 year olds. Taught by Robin Giebelhausen Ph.D. Questions? Call (505) 314-0176. Free.
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW
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