Mission, Vision, Values & History
To end homelessness by providing affordable, permanent, and supportive housing to individuals and families in New Mexico
To end homelessness for good
Everyone deserves to live in a place that is permanent, safe, and secure
Creating space and opportunities for personal choice and transformative growth
A sense of community that comes from connections to family, neighbors, and friends
Everyone who walks through our door is worthy of dignity, respect and our best efforts
Achieving our mission through proven practices and collaborative partnerships
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 at-risk persons with behavioral health disorders. Founding agency members were: Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, HopeWorks (formerly St. Martin’s Hospitality Center), Therapeutic Living Services (formerly Transitional Living Services), and the 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 offer a comprehensive range of supportive services to optimize the health, recovery, independence and housing stability of our participants and 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 also administers over 350 tenant-based rental assistance vouchers, using a Housing First model, for individuals who have experienced homelessness and have disabling conditions. Housing & Services Coordinators connect program participants to the community-based resources needed to ensure housing stability, increased income, and improved quality of life.
“I think SHC is awesome and my Housing & Services Coordinator is great!”
-Housing First Participant