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The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of two plots of land near the Tiny Home Village (THV) in Southeast Albuquerque for $575,000. The first acquisition is the 1.06 acre tract where the Tiny Homes Village buildings are situated. The second is a .13 acre parcel across the street from THV.

The land where THV was built is owned by Albuquerque Indian Center (AIC) and the county is leasing the property for village use. AIC was originally contracted to operate the village but recently AIC accepted a proposal to sell the land to the county and the operational contract has been dissolved. Additionally, the county will purchase a small plot of land directly south of THV, at 8355 Zuni Ave, SE. The use of this land has yet to be determined by the county but in the interim will become a parking lot associated with Tiny Home Village.

TVH recently increased its resident count to 20 which is at 50 percent capacity.  Additional staff has been hired for counseling and other case work along with security. The Village consists of 30 housing units and a common house complete with bathrooms, showers, a laundry room, kitchen, and communal area. 

Tiny Home Village is a community living space and transitional housing program for individuals or couples. The village is designed to encourage community living as villagers work with a case management team to set and achieve goals. Case managers help residents identify resources and continue on the path to long-term housing and self-determination.

Tiny Home Village is located at 101 Texas St. SE.

The measure was approved on a 4 to 1 vote.  Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty was dissenting.