• April 22nd, 2024
  • Monday, 09:46:35 AM

Albuquerque Housing Authority Providing Assistance to Households in Search of Rental Housing


 

As Albuquerque residents struggle to find safe and affordable housing in the current competitive housing market, the Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) is taking steps to help.
Combined the AHA Public Housing and Section 8 Programs support over 4000 low income and very low-income households each year to obtain and maintain safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities.

As part of ongoing efforts to tackle the current housing crisis in Albuquerque, AHA opened the Public Housing pre-application process in April and will continue to take applications through July 31, 2023. Pre-applications will also be taken for the AHA Section 8 Program beginning June 1 through June 30, 2023. For more information on how to apply for affordable housing opportunities, households are encouraged to visit the AHA website at www.abqha.org. Households requiring support to access and complete online applications should contact the AHA office 505-764-3953 for more information.

Additionally, through partnerships with the City of Albuquerque and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), AHA also provides housing search assistance for AHA voucher holders to pay for application fees, security deposits, and holding fees. With the addition of housing search assistance funds from the City and HUD, AHA has been able to support more than 60 households to be competitive in this tough housing market to date and has available funding to help more. Without these funds, vulnerable low-income households would remain shut out from the current housing market. “It’s partnerships and programs like these that make affordable safe housing a reality for so many vulnerable Albuquerque households”, said Linda Bridge, Executive Director, AHA.