Founded in the year 2000 by a group of nonprofit agencies and the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. A statewide coalition to coordinate the efforts of the member agencies to end homelessness.
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Primary geographic focus: New Mexico
Organization type(s): Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
Acronym or short name: NMCEH
Our advocacy work has been central to the Coalition’s efforts since the beginning. We advocate at the local level, state and federal level for solutions to homelessness, and have achieved several important victories over the years. At the state level, we have tripled the amount of state funding for homeless programs and helped create the New Mexico Housing Trust Fund.
In Albuquerque, we have helped to fund the Albuquerque Workforce Housing Trust Fund. And at the national level, we have joined with our communities across the country to successfully advocate for increased federal funding for programs that serve people experiencing homelessness.
From the beginning the Coalition has recgnized the need for more housing with services for people experiencing homelessness, and the staff of the Coalition has worked with many of its member agencies to expand their housing and services. When the Coaltion was founded there were only a few hundred beds available in the whole state for homeless people with disabilities. With encouragement from the federal government the Coaltion and its members have increased the available beds for homeless people with disabilities to over 1600 and as a result we have begun to see a decrease in homelessness among those with disabilities.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Lauren Villagran
July 5, 2015
Las Cruces beccomes New Mexico’s first city to “functionally end” veteran homelessness, according to Mayor Ken Miyagishima.
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