Governor hopes to go big on housing, homelessness | Legislation | New Mexico Legislative Session

On average, it takes over a quarter of a million dollars to buy a home in Albuquerque.

In Santa Fe it’s at least twice as much.

Would you like to rent an apartment? According to data from, even a one-bedroom house averages more than $1,000 a month in a state with an average pre-tax household income of $54,000. And of course there are many New Mexicans who earn less, including at least 2,600 homeless people.

The government wants to build more apartments, curb forced evictions, and help the homeless

Homeless advocates praise some proposals but say there is more work to be done