Students express concerns over homeless shelter location

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Students at the University of New Mexico weighed in on the proposed locations for Albuquerque’s new homeless shelter.

A survey of Albuquerque residents shows an area off I-25 between Indian School and Lomas as the second-most preferred location. The first is near I-40 and Second Street.

The city’s housing and homelessness director says a spot near UNM Hospital is ideal because of its proximity to resources. Students expressed some concerns.

“I know safety is a big question just because there are stereotypes associated with homeless populations especially in a city like Albuquerque. So I know safety’s the biggest thing,” said UNM student Suha Musa.

There will be two more forums on Wednesday and Thursday at UNM. Wednesday, February 12 the forum will be held at noon in Ballroom C of the Student Union Building. On Thursday, February 13, a forum will be held at 5:15 p.m. at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center in the auditorium.

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