The mission of the Sandoval County Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program to offer participants the motivation and means to thrive, not merely survive, to achieve greater self-sufficiency, and to claim their places as positive, engaged members of the communities in which they live.

The PSH Program offers ongoing HUD-funded supportive housing rental assistance coupled with optional tenancy-based case management, service coordination and advocacy services to chronically disabled persons (and immediate family members) who meet the HUD definition of chronic, literal homelessness and who have been diagnosed with a chronic, disabling condition.

The PSH Program is comprised two components:

Monthly Rental Assistance
All participants in the PSH Program receive services as part of the Rental Assistance component; services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Monthly rental assistance paid to participant’s property manager. The amount of the assistance payment is based upon the participant’s income, as the participant is responsible for paying rent portion based upon the adjusted gross annual income.
  • Maintaining a file for each participant for all mandated HUD documentation re: income, school enrollment, proof of homelessness, proof of disability.
  • Initial and subsequent (usually annual) HUD- HQS Inspections.
  • If warranted, act as liaison between participant and property manager to resolve rental assistance-related disputes.
  • Assurance that all HUD-related reports and funding requests are completed and submitted in full and on-time.

Case Management Services (optional)
All Program participants and all members of participant households will be offered ongoing Program tenancy-based case management support services. These may include, but are not limited to, assistance in

  • Accessing mainstream resources such as SNAP food benefits, LIHEAP and SSI/SSDI.
  • Accessing community resources for emergency assistance, such as with unpaid utility bills.
  • Accessing medical/mental health services, especially those related to the participant’s disabling condition.
  • Accessing all resources needed to insure that all children in the participant’s household are enrolled in school, are connected – as needed – with that child’s school homeless services liaison, and that needs for items such as school supplies and uniforms are met.
  • Identifying/accessing additional sources of potential household income.
  • Identifying/participating in opportunities for increasing community participation.
  • Facilitating participants’ to enhance existing tenancy and self-sufficiency skills.
  • Advocating for participant with property manager, if warranted/acting as liaison between participant and manager.

Important Note: The Sandoval County PSH Program does not issue or administer Section 8 (Housing Choice) vouchers. Section 8 applications and information are available through the Housing Authorities. (see list below)

Potential Resources for Housing/Emergency Shelter

Town of Bernalillo Public Housing
Phone (505) 867-2292

Albuquerque Housing Authority
Phone (505) 764-3920

Bernalillo County Section 8 Housing
Phone (505) 314-0200

Cuba, NM Housing Authority
Phone (575) 289-3499

Haven House (Domestic Violence Shelter)
Phone 505-896-4869

Westside Emergency Housing Center
Male Dorm Supervisor: (505) 595-6402
Female Dorm Supervisor: (505) 595-6547
Information and message line: (505) 839-9193

Joy Junction
Phone (505) 877-6967

NM MFA 2021-2022 Housing Directory
The following PDF link will open the NM MFA 2021-2022 Housing Directory
(provides information about Housing Programs throughout the State):