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plant in soil with quote"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now." - Chinese Proverb

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.
The second best time is now. (Chinese Proverb)

How will you build a better Albuquerque?

We believe that building a better Albuquerque means ensuring everyone can afford a place to live, that every family has a place to call home. We do this by creating exceptional housing communities and providing enrichment services that promote housing stability, healthy, families, and safer neighborhoods. Stable housing means everyone has the opportunity to succeed. You can help by learning more and becoming an advocate for housing in our community. This page provides resources for learning and advocacy that you can utilize on your journey to building a better Albuquerque. We'll add resources periodically so check back often!



  • No state has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters. Click the photo to learn more from our friends at the National Low Income Housing Coalition. 

  • Out of Reach documents the significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. The report’s central statistic, the Housing Wage, is an estimate of the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest rental home.

  • This report, produced annually by MFA, comprises of an array of housing indicators describing affordable housing needs in New Mexico. Particular concerns and recommendations for addressing challenges for affordable housing are included on a regional level.

  • In Albuquerque, households with extremely low incomes have struggled to pay rent, and homelessness has steadily increased. The report estimates that to meet these housing challenges, Albuquerque needs an additional 15,500 rental units affordable to households with extremely low incomes.

  • Housing influences outcomes across many sectors and research shows it. Check out the fact sheets from Opportunity Begins at Home


  • The One Albuquerque Homeless Advisory Group usually meets the 3rd Thursday in Jan, Apr, Jul, and Oct from 3 to 5 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend, observe, and listen to the Group’s discussion. There is a public comment period on the agenda, to provide community members with an opportunity to speak directly to the Group.

  •  The HCC’s purpose is to deliver a coordinated community-wide framework for expanding and strengthening services & permanent affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque metro area. Meets virtually on 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am. 

  • The Albuquerque Affordable Housing Coalition is dedicated to preserving, increasing, and diversifying affordable housing in the Albuquerque Metro area to promote community wellbeing and prosperity. AAHC raises awareness about opportunities and innovation in housing funding, policy, and production. Meets bi-monthly.

  • The National Low Income Housing Coalition provides many opportunities to take action on a national level. Visit their Legislative Action Center and find ways you can sign on to their advocacy campaigns. 

Housing & Education


Housing & Health


Housing & Homelessness


Community Reports

2021 Annual Report
2023 Community Report
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