Join ABQ FaithWorks in advocating with City Councilors to create more housing options in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque is facing an increasingly pressing issue: a lack of affordable housing. The City of Albuquerque said, "With rising costs and the need for between 13,000 and 28,000 more units, families in our city feel the strain daily. People of color are disproportionately experiencing housing cost burden, eviction, overcrowding, and instability¹."
The Housing Forward Albuquerque initiative aims to tackle this challenge head-on, ensuring every individual and family can access safe, stable, affordable homes. However, solving this problem requires a collective effort from the community. You can support Housing Forward and contribute to a brighter future for Albuquerque by:
Raising awareness about the importance of affordable housing in Albuquerque, engaging in conversations, writing to local policymakers, and participating in community meetings. Encourage elected officials to prioritize affordable housing initiatives and advocate for policies that promote affordability.
You can visit https://www.cabq.gov/housing-forward-abq/about-housing-forward-abq to learn more about Housing Forward.
Contact your Councilor. You can visit https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor to find your city councilor. You can write an email or call them; they want to hear from you! Let them know that you are for Housing Forward Albuquerque and want to see people in homes and not in cars, motels, or the street. You can tell them this is worth their vote and the City needs to address our housing shortages.
Attend the next City Council Meeting on June 5th. You can visit https://www.cabq.gov/council/council-meeting-schedules to view the agenda. If Housing Forward is on the agenda, please go and support Housing Forward and be a part of reducing barriers for families to get housed.
ABQ FaithWorks envisions “All people safely housed and integrated into communities of their choice.” Housing Forward will help Albuquerque to become a place where everyone has access to affordable homes and the opportunity to thrive. We can all work together to build a stronger, more inclusive community and realize our vision.