Federal government allots $10.5M to tackle New Mexico’s homeless problem

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The Family and Community Services Department Continues to Fight Homelessness in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The federal government is investing big money in New Mexico to help battle the homeless problem.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $10.5 million statewide, including $5 million in Albuquerque alone. All of the money is specifically allocated to individual projects that have shown promise.

Officials say nationally, 567,000 people experience homelessness on a single night in 2019, which is a nearly 3% increase from 2018.

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