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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!

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Data & Reports

  • 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.

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