The Bernalillo County Commission recently voted to sell the house at 305 Lagunitas Lane SW that was at the heart of a dispute between neighborhood groups and planners of a facility for homeless women. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After getting pushback from future neighbors, Bernalillo County last month officially abandoned plans to run a recovery home for homeless women.
The county had been granted a facility on Lagunitas SW in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. The plan was to use it to provide a recovery home for homeless women.
But there was so much opposition from neighborhood groups that the building sat vacant for years, said Larry Gallegos, a spokesman for the county.
Eventually, ...Read More