Albuquerque Housing for the Homeless Opens Doorways
Aerial view of Joy Junction
Joy KRction, a nonprofit church service in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has opened a 52-unit residential community aimed at the city’s homeless, according to KRQE News. The contractor laid the foundation stone for the building in the city’s South Valley submarket in May 2017.
According to Bernalillo County records, Albuquerque Main Bank provided $ 1.9 million mortgage loan for the project.
The two-story building is located at 4500 Second St. next to the existing Joy Junction homeless shelter and is 5 miles south of downtown Albuquerque. The building is located between Interstate 25 and the Rio Grande, near a public bus route that connects the area with the city center.
The community consists of modular units and comprises 52 studio apartments, each with an area of 250 square meters. The room includes both a living area and a private bathroom. The building has a commercial laundry, storage areas and office space.
Joy Junction plans to expand its campus even further with a new community chapel, vocational training center, and women’s center that are included in the organization’s long-term construction plans.
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