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Our teams operate six main programs which assist our partner providers, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness in New Mexico.
the nm continuum of care
The Coalition coordinates the CoC Program for New Mexico. The cornerstone functions of the CoC are to foster community-wide collaboration and effective communication throughout the state by coordinating federal funding, fostering state-wide connections and aligning quality data with the goal of providing housing and supportive services for individuals and families facing homelessness. Under the umbrella program of the CoC, these functions are meant to optimize outreach, intake and assessment with a centralized focus on data quality. Through funding allocations and pipelines, the CoC further allows for flow from the emergency shelter response system to housing through transitional housing, rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing.
the nm homeless management information system
Our HMIS Team works with the HMIS centralized database which securely collects client-level information on demographics, characteristics and needs of people experiencing homelessness. This data allows us to examine how we are doing as a local community, region and state in meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
The Coalition manages the HMIS databases, operating all aspects of technical support, management of reporting functions and ensures the data entered is transparent and as high quality as possible. We are jointly partnered in this area with the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority and the City of Albuquerque. Our HMIS system is administered by Footholds, Awards.
albuquerque coordinated entry system
Our ABQ CES Teams help connect people experiencing homelessness to supportive housing programs in the ABQ area. We, together with our member agencies, use a common assessment tool to identify who is most in need of housing and how to connect these people with the housing services and programs to best suit their needs.
balance of state coordinated entry system
Our BoS CES Teams help connect people experiencing homelessness to supportive housing programs in places outside of ABQ. We, together with our member agencies, use a common assessment tool to identify who is most in need of housing and how to connect these people with the housing services and programs to best suit their needs.
The Coalition advocates and lobbies for solutions to homelessness at the local, state and federal levels. We collaborate with partner providers, agencies, governmental bodies and community members to bring forward meaningful legislation that centralizes the need for affordable housing, supportive community services and legal measures to prevent forms of housing discrimination. We sponsor an annual lobby day during the state legislative session each year where our partners spend the day discussing with state law makers about legislative solutions to homelessness.
New Mexico Housing Youth Project (or yhdp)
Our New Mexico Housing Youth Project (or YHDP) helps connect youth in New Mexico to services and programs related to housing. Currently, our YHDP encompasses 14 counties in Northern New Mexico and helps fund member agencies which work in housing services related to youth homelessness. We are aiming to apply for YHDP funding for Southern New Mexico in the near future to ensure state-wide access to this type of funding and programmatic support for youth experiencing homelessness.
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