New Mexico Gets Funds To Help The Homeless

New Mexico – Some 22 New Mexican organizations will receive part of $6.77 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help the homeless.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman says the money comes from HUD's Continuation of Care Homeless Assistance program, which provides funds to help homeless people through such projects as transitional or permanent housing and a variety of support services.

The money is going to groups throughout the state, including those in Albuquerque, Gallup, Las Cruces, Los Lunas, Santa Fe and Sandoval, San Juan and Socorro counties.

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