John Gauthier

Director of Housing and Services

John (he/they) joined SHCNM in January 2019 as a Housing Specialist and now serves as Director of Housing & Services and oversees SHCNM’s programs of Tenant-Based Rental Assistance. The Community Housing Department oversees the voucher programs administered by SHCNM. In Albuquerque that currently consists of Housing First, Family Vouchers, and Casita Bonita. The programs serve individuals and families that have experienced chronic homelessness with a diagnosed disabling condition. Albuquerque’s team currently is comprised of four Housing & Services Coordinators, an Associate Director of Community Housing, and a Director of Housing & Services.

Prior to moving to Albuquerque, John oversaw program compliance and grant writing for an organization that served 3 counties in Southwest Missouri. Even though he received his bachelors in Sociology, with a minor in music performance, from Missouri State University he is originally from the small desert town of Phelan California. Outside of work John enjoys spending time with family, exploring/hiking the New Mexico landscapes, and reading Science Fiction.