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February 28, 2020 – Cities throughout New Mexico are dealing with increasing numbers of people living on the streets, in makeshift shelters, or in unstable housing. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the crisis for people suffering homelessness and question whether New Mexico cities are taking the best approach to address the issue. 

Line Panelists:
Diane Denish, former NM lieutenant governor
Dan Foley, former state representative
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Diane Snyder, former state senator 

For Further Reading

Editorial: Spending priority of legislators, governor ignore homelessness crisis in Albuquerque — Albuquerque Journal 

APD investigates homicide after homeless woman was found dead — KOB 4 

As Webber grapples with homelessness in Santa Fe, homeless man lands at his doorstep — Santa Fe New Mexican 

ABQ’s new homeless shelter? — Albuquerque Journal 

Budget includes small fraction of funds requested for Albuquerque homeless shelter — KRQE Media 

Las Cruces Homelessness, Public Safety Programs Counting on 2020 Census — KRWGnews