ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The city of Albuquerque says its Heading Home program, which helps the homeless get back on their feet, is showing signs of success.
Over the last three years, the program has helped nearly 250 people get off the streets and into homes.
City officials said Monday that it has also saved $600,000 of taxpayer money in just one year.
They point to a UNM study showing the program has decreased time in jail and time in local emergency rooms.
"We continue to do what is right and that is housing,” said Dennis Plummer, CEO of the Metropolitan Homelessness Project. “That housing continues to be the solution into homelessness.”
The program began in early 2011.
While the roads were looking clearer Friday morning in the Albuquerque area, appearances can be deceiving
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