We need your help Monday, April 11 to urge the Albuquerque City Council to prohibit landlords from discriminating against renters who pay rent with housing assistance.
If passed, Ordinance 0-22-16, sponsored by Councilors Pat Davis and Brook Bassan, would make affordable housing accessible to thousands of New Mexico’s low-income families. It would update Albuquerque’s existing Human Rights Ordinance to prohibit landlords from refusing to rent to an applicant who will pay rent with a housing voucher, social security income, or any other lawful source of income. It would also stop landlords from imposing extra requirements — like higher security deposits — on those relying on rent subsidies.
Make your voice heard! Give public comment in support at the hearing and/or contact city councilors and ask them to support the ordinance. Let them know that Albuquerque’s low-income renters need increased access to affordable housing!
WHAT: City of Albuquerque Finance & Government Operations Committee hearing on affordable housing
WHEN: Monday, April 11, 2022 at 5:00 P.M.
JOIN BY ZOOM OR IN PERSON: Council Committee Room, 9th Floor, Suite 9081 of the Albuquerque Government Center, One Civic Plaza NW.
Zoom details will be available here: https://www.cabq.gov/council/events
WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY: Hello, my name is __________, I live in District ____. I am calling to urge Councilor ________ to support Ordinance 0-22-16. Every Albuquerque resident should have access to safe and affordable housing, regardless of how they pay their rent. Our city is already experiencing a huge increase in homelessness. This ordinance would help ensure that low-income families can find affordable housing and remain housed.
Find your city councilor here: https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor