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September 8 at 6 p.m.: Public Meeting to Consider New Affordable Housing Community for Albuquerque Seniors

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico State Land Office is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 6 p.m. to consider an application to build a senior affordable housing community on state trust lands on East Central Avenue in Albuquerque.

The Greater Albuquerque Housing Project (GAHP) has submitted an application to the State Land Office to develop the project on 2.286 acres of state trust land near the intersection of Central Avenue and Eubank Boulevard. According to its application, GAHP says the project, or “Farolito Senior,” would consist of 80-90 affordable one- and two-bedroom units for seniors on the property and will continue t0 revitalize the East Central corridor.

This past March, in partnership with the State Land Office GAHP opened the Luminaria Senior Community – also an affordable housing community – on state trust lands across Central Avenue from the proposed Farolito site.

WHAT: Public meeting to consider a new affordable housing project on East Central Avenue in Albuquerque

WHO: New Mexico State Land Office and the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership

WHEN: Thursday, September 8 from 6-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Luminaria Senior Community, Community Room, 10600 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

WATCH VIRTUALLY: Click here to register to attend the meeting online via Zoom

Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard has overseen the New Mexico State Land Office since 2019. In that time the agency has raised more than $5 billion for New Mexico public schools, hospitals, and universities. Over 13 million acres of state trust land are leased for a variety of uses, including ranching and farming, renewable energy, business development, mineral development, and outdoor recreation. The State Land Office has a dual mandate to use state trust land to financially support vital public institutions, while simultaneously working to protect the land for future generations.