About Us

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Our Mission

To end homelessness by providing affordable, permanent, and supportive housing to individuals and families in New Mexico

Our Vision

To end homelessness for good

Our Values

Our History

The Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico (SHC) was founded in 1996 in response to local service providers’ recognition of a community-wide gap in safe and affordable housing for homeless and near-homeless persons with behavioral health disorders. Founding agency members were: Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, St. Martin’s Hospitality Center (now Hopeworks), Transitional Living Services (now Therapeutic Living Services), and University of New Mexico Psychiatric Center. SHC later welcomed the New Mexico Veterans Administration Medical Systems of Albuquerque as a member.

SHC’s mission is to end homelessness by providing affordable, permanent, and supportive housing to individuals and families in New Mexico. We believe affordable and supportive homes are the foundation to healthy families, vibrant neighborhoods and strong communities.

SHC specializes in the development, ownership and management of supportive housing while our community partners refer and place residents and offer a comprehensive range of supportive services to optimize the health, recovery, independence and housing stability of our residents. Formal collaboration has enabled SHC and its partnering agencies to pool resources, reduce competition, better coordinate service delivery, increase efficiencies, and embrace a broader strategy for creating supportive housing.

Through new construction, property acquisition, rehabilitation, and the administration of tenant based rental assistance vouchers, SHC has grown to encompass 700 units of housing. The organization owns, manages, and/or provides supportive services for seven affordable multi-family properties consisting of 349 units that are utilized for affordable and permanent supportive housing in New Mexico. Through its Community Housing Program, SHC administers over 350 tenant-based rental assistance vouchers, using a Housing First model, for formerly homeless individuals with behavioral health issues, including substance abuse and severe mental illness, and for individuals exiting incarceration. Housing & Services Coordinators connect participants with special needs to resources needed to ensure housing stability, increased income, and improved quality of life.

Currently Owned and Managed Properties

The following is a list of affordable and supportive housing projects developed and managed by SHC:

  • Vista Gallinas, 2525 Ridge Runner Road, Las Vegas, NM. a HUD Section 811 development consisting of fourteen one-bedroom, one two-bedroom unit for an onsite manager and a community center for persons with disabilities with incomes at or below 30% AMI.
  • Downtown @ 700-2nd, 700-2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM. This is a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit project that combines mix-income households, supportive housing and sustainable green design elements. The project offers 72 single room occupancy (SRO) units in downtown Albuquerque for low wage workers, persons with disabilities, formerly homeless persons. The project won a statewide design competition by our state housing authority and recently was recognized for “Innovations in Planning” from the American Planning Association.
  • Silver Gardens I & II, 100 Silver Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM.  This is a 121 mixed-income affordable housing project developed in partnership with Jonathan Rose Companies. SHC-NM is the nonprofit partner in the project and provides supportive services for special needs tenants in 21 units.
  • Redlands Apartments at 5901 Redlands Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM. This is an 18-unit HUD 811 project that provides permanent housing for persons with disabilities.
  • Sunport Plaza Apartments, 1313 Wellesley Avenue, SE, Albuquerque, NM. This is an 80-unit affordable housing complex for persons at or below 50% area median income.
  • Chuska Apartments, 2534 E. Aztec Avenue, Gallup, NM. This is a housing tax credit project that combines mixed-income households, supportive housing and sustainable green design elements. Chuska Apartments combines 10 permanent supportive housing units for chronically homeless families and 20 permanent affordable housing units for families at or below 60% of the area median income. Chuska Apartments includes one-story residential buildings with a mixture of two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Previous Projects/Properties

  • West Central Apartments, 5817 Central Avenue, NW, Albuquerque, NM. This is a 12-unit market rate complex that is marketed at an affordable rate and accepts Section 8 vouchers.
  • Chelwood Apartments at 1209 Chelwood Park Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM. This is a 4-unit re-entry crisis housing project for individuals with mental disabilities who are recently discharged from hospitals, institutions or correctional facilities. It can house up to 6 residents at any given time. Tenants can stay up to 60 days.
  • Independent Living, 4223 East Central Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM. This is an 11-unit independent living project that provides permanent housing for persons with disabilities. Rents are maintained at below-market rates with some units capped at 30% of the tenant’s income.