Albuquerque Housing for Homeless Opens Doors

The developer broke ground on the new 52-unit building at the city’s largest shelter for homeless people, Joy Junction, in May 2017.
Aerial view of Joy Junction

Joy Junction, a non-profit church ministry in Albuquerque, N.M., has opened a 52-unit apartment community targeting the city’s homeless population, according to KRQE News. The developer broke ground on the building in the city’s South Valley submarket in May 2017.

Albuquerque’s Main Bank provided $1.9 million in construction financing for the project, according to Bernalillo County records.

Located at 4500 Second St., next to Joy Junction’s existing homeless shelter, the two-story building is positioned 5 miles south of downtown Albuquerque. Situated between Interstate 25 and the Rio Grande, the structure is near a public bus route which connects the area to the city center.

The community, constructed out of modular units, contains 52 studio apartments, each spanning 250 square feet. The space includes both a living area and a personal bathroom. The building has a commercial laundry facility, storage areas and office space.

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

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