In 2020, the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Point-in-Time Count estimated 3,333 individuals were experiencing homelessness in New Mexico on any given night. HopeWorks, New Mexico’s largest non-profit serving the needs of those experiencing homelessness in the region, recognized that more Permanent Supportive Housing was part of the answer to the growing homelessness crisis.
Hope Works created the idea of Hope Village as Permanent Supportive Housing that combines affordable housing with intensive coordinated services to the residents. It is a 38,000 sf, 3-story housing community on their campus in downtown Albuquerque. It is open to those who have a documented history of chronic homelessness coupled with a diagnosis of a mental disorder or an alcohol or drug dependency.
The first floor includes resident common spaces and on-site behavioral health and case management offices. The second and third floors house forty-two one-bedroom apartments that closely follow the tenets of Trauma Informed Design.
Hope Village has been complete since early 2022. It has proven that innovative partnerships can lead to meaningful change in our communities. As a result, forty-two individuals who were homeless now call Hope Village their “forever home.”