KUNM Local
12:10 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

ABQ Housing Services Division Gets New Name, Admin

Albuquerque, NM – The organization that helps many low-income Albuquerque residents find a home has a new name and a new administration. The Albuquerque Housing Services Division officially became the Albuquerque Housing Authority. It will assist low income families with Section 8 vouchers.

The housing authority will also no longer be run by the city of Albuquerque. Executive Director Dolly Newman says that the move away from the city is a positive one with new opportunities "because it really opens up the doors to other avenues of financing new developments or rehabbing older developments." A five person board will now manage the Housing Authority.

The reorganization was approved last December by the Albuquerque City Council and Mayor Richard Berry.