Albuquerque Housing for the homeless opens doorways

By Jeff Hamann

Aerial view of Joy Junction

Joy Junction, a nonprofit church service in Albuquerque, NM, has opened a 52-unit residential community targeting the city’s homeless population, according to KRQE News. The groundbreaking ceremony for the building in the city’s South Valley submarket took place in May 2017.

The Albuquerque Main Bank provided $ 1.9 million construction finance for the project, according to Bernalillo County records.

The two-story building is located at 4500 Second St., adjacent to the existing Joy Junction homeless shelter, five miles south of downtown Albuquerque. Located between Interstate 25 and the Rio Grande, the building is near a public bus route that connects the area with the city center.

The community, which consists of modular units, contains 52 studio apartments of 250 square meters each. The room includes both a living area and a private bathroom. The building has a commercial laundry, storage space and office space.

Joy Junction plans to expand its campus even further with a new community chapel, vocational training center, and women’s center, all of which are included in the organization’s long-term construction plans.

Image via Google Earth

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