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Advocacy for homelessness in new mexico

community VOICES, LIKE YOURS, ARE VITAL TO PUSHING IMPORTANT LEGISLATION THAT HELPS END HOMELESSNESS THROUGH OUR STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE BODIES.

We work with our member agencies, our federal, state and local governments and our New Mexico community members to advocate for legislation which makes meaningful change in housing and for the homeless.

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Homelessness affects all of us.

Turning a blind eye to homelessness in our communities maintains systems of oppression and discrimination that re-enforce poverty, classism, racism, homophobia and more. 

In order to end homelessness, we need collective action that calls for anti-discrimination in housing, greater access to affordable housing, more funding to our shelter systems, and fair wages to all New Mexicans. These calls to action need to happen at the federal, state and local level. 

How can we do this? NMCEH wants to help you take more meaningful actions in the fight to end homelessness in New Mexico.

Here are some simple and effective ways to become an advocate for the homeless in New Mexico:

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Become an advocate by learning about homelessness in New Mexico and by telling your friends and family about what you've learned.

Join one of our public meetings and hear from people working in housing and homelessness about what's going on.

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Check out our Legislative Priorities for the upcoming 2023 session below and get involved by calling your local representatives to tell them to support our priorities around housing and homelessness. 

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Spread the word! Follow us on social media and repost content about homelessness in New Mexico to get the word out about the importance of making sure everyone can have a safe and stable place to call home.

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OUR 2023 LEGISLATIVE PRIOIRITIES

Here are the main priorities we have set for our upcoming 2023 legislative session. For more information about our priorities, details and specifics please join our Advocacy Alerts and we'll send you regular e-updates.

  • Expanding Renters Rights through the Housing Modernization Act – Introduced two years ago and still in attempts to pass through the Legislature

  • Continued work in expanding the State’s Linkages Program funding allocation

  • Work toward getting more money into the funds the State has for emergency shelters – including shelter support options like sectioned encampments. This includes a focus on the money to maintain the infrastructure once the shelters are providing services

  • Funding for support structures for newly released incarcerated individuals when entering back into society

  • Increasing the minimum wage for all New Mexicans

  • Increased funding to build deeply affordable housing units

  • Source of Income Discrimination Legislation

Contact your public officials and let them know you care

Making an impact can be quick and easy, just call or email your public officials and tell them that you care about ending homelessness and that you support the bills we're pushing to get through the legislature.

To get contact information for your State Representative and State Senator:

To get contact information for your U.S. Senators:

To get contact information for your U.S. Representative: