Upgrade and renovation work is expected to be ongoing in the months to come at the properties operated by the Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Earlier this year members of the New Mexico State Legislature approved up to $1.5 million in capital outlay funds for the planning, design, construction, and renovation of housing units that belong to the agency.
Those funds subsequently won the approval of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Earlier this year the federal Housing and Urban Development announced a grant of just over $9.4 million for unit upgrade and renovation work on properties belonging to all of the state’s housing authorities, including the AHA.
The Albuquerque Housing Authority is also receiving $638,000 in funding from HUD for COVID-19 related measures, including the purchase of staff protective equipment and delivery of any supplies and equipment needed by residents.
Although public housing in Albuquerque dates to the 1930s, the Albuquerque Housing Authority was officially launched in 1977 and today oversees more than 900 residential units in different-sized complexes throughout the city.
The agency is currently in the process of gradually building up to 150 new residential units by 2025.
By Garry Boulard
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