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Pie Soaps go Viral!

July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 16th was just an average day for Donovan Smith and his mom Casey. They dropped by the Supportive Housing Coalition to show off their pie soaps which they made as a fundraising initiative for the organization. That evening would soon change their lives. The media caught wind of their story and did a segment…

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99.5 Magic FM & Nash FM 92.3 to Sponsor 2nd annual Bowl-a-thon

July 7, 2014

We’re excited to announce that 99.5 Magic FM and Nash FM 92.3 KRST have agreed to sponsor our 2nd annual Strike out Homelessness Bowl-a-thon! The sponsorship includes a variety on multimedia promotions of the event through August – September to engage donors to participate in our Strike out Homelessness Bowl-a-thon. The promotional value for this sponsorship adds up to $36,500. To sign up…

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SHC-NM Open House was a Success!

July 7, 2014

The Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico (SHC-NM) hosted an Open House on Thursday, June 19 2014 from 3-6 PM. Approximately 160 guests attended to learn more about the organization and how they could get involved. Mayor Richard J. Berry made an appearance to address the attendees and media about the work of the Supportive Housing Coalition through the ABQ…

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SHC-NM’s Paula Harper speaks for ABQ Heading Home Press Conference

July 7, 2014

The Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico (SHC-NM) was invited to speak at the ABQ Heading Home Press Conference on Thursday, June 5th 2014. Our Executive Director, Paula Harper talked about the organization’s involvement within the initiative. SHC-NM covers 92% of the housing and to date has provided 227 of the 312 housing vouchers issued through the ABQ Heading Home…

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Congratulations to Paula Harper!

November 12, 2013

The Apartment Association of New Mexico (AANM) recently held elections for its board of directors. SHC-NM’s own executive director, Paula Harper, was among those elected. Congratulations Paula! For more information about AANM you can visit their website at

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SHC-NM Appears on “New Mexico Traditions Magazine” radio program with Sandy Rea

November 7, 2013

On November 2, 2013 SHC-NM staffers Tracey Young and Craig Wiley were guests on host Sandy Rea’s “New Mexico Traditions Magazine” radio program which airs on 95.9 FM and 1600 AM in Albuquerque. Among the topics of discussion were the problems facing the homeless in our community, some background on SHC-NM and how its work…

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SHC-NM Executive Director Receives Certification from NDC

October 29, 2013

On August 16, 2013, SHC-NM Executive Director Paula Harper received certification as a Housing Development Finance Professsional (HDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC). HDFP Certification is a professional credential given to individuals who success complete NDC’s intensive housing development finance training series. The training provides individuals working in the field of housing development with…

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SHC Spotlight: Our Maintenance Staff

By griffin-admin | September 15, 2021

At SHC, we strive each and every day to impact the lives of individuals and families in New Mexico by ending homelessness for good. We’ve truly embraced an “all hands-on deck” approach to fulfilling our vision. In this issue, we are highlighting our maintenance team, a little known but essential part of our SHC family.…

Token Ibis: Democratizing Social Impact

By griffin-admin | September 13, 2021

Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico is extremely proud to announce a new partnership with Token Ibis.  Based right here in Albuquerque, Token Ibis is breaking new ground with their approach to philanthropy: making social change and impact through charitable giving that is more accessible to everyone.   Token Ibis functions similarly to cash apps. The…

Robert: A Poet’s Journey

By griffin-admin | May 14, 2021

TO SHCNM I say Thank You For giving me The Ability And Freedom To Find ME Through The Stability Afforded Me For Once Given the Chance To Thrive And not Merely Survive Having The Veil Lifted From My Eyes Growth thru Knowledge And Blessings Realized ~ Robert C.   Last year, right before COVID shut…

It’s Our Anniversary!

By griffin-admin | February 10, 2021

We are pleased to announce that 2021 marks SHC’s 25th year as an organization dedicated to ending homelessness for hundreds of people each day. We were 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. Through the…

New DT Mart at Downtown @700-2nd

By griffin-admin | January 29, 2021

It started out as a simple idea, then a brainstorm, and then a full-fledged plan. Downtown @700-2nd Apartments is a mixed-income apartment community owned and managed by Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. In its lobby is a café space that has seen several cafés come and go over the years. After the vacancy left…

Giving Tuesday – Michael

By griffin-admin | November 16, 2020

Michael is a widowed father of two children, ages 5 and 7. Michael and his children have successfully maintained housing for the past three years and were well on their way to no longer needing the help of our permanent supportive housing program. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Michael was laid off in July after…

Giving Tuesday – Cheryl

By griffin-admin | November 16, 2020

Cheryl and her two-year-old daughter have recently secured housing through our permanent supportive housing program. Before being referred to our program, Cheryl and her daughter were residing at a woman’s shelter that offered them safety and guidance when they needed it most. Overwhelmed with tears of joy when she was handed the key to her…

Giving Tuesday – Richard

By griffin-admin | November 13, 2020

Richard is a 63-year-old senior who has been living unsheltered for the past two years due to several medical impairments. Like most medically fragile seniors, Richard fears catching the coronavirus so he has been avoiding populated areas such as our local shelters. Richard has had to choose between necessities (like meals and shelter) and limiting…

Everyday Heroes

By griffin-admin | September 28, 2020

  Here at SHC we work every day towards ending homelessness for good. We are proud that we have built a solid team of individuals that believe in providing New Mexicans with permanent and supportive housing. In this line of work, every day is different. Our participants have different needs and situations and we are…

SHC Soars!

By griffin-admin | September 28, 2020

SHC SOARS! SHC Community Housing Staff Obtain New Certifications  We are thrilled to announce that housing & services coordinators Sylvia Hernandez, Rada Moss, and Shurie Seeley as well as community services manager, Marisia Martinez have recently completed the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Certification Course to…