homelessness


V.28 No.49 | 12/5/2019
Pete Parkin
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

The Ghost That Haunts

Albuquerque homelessness and An Adobe Christmas Carol

If art has a role in finding solutions to the problem of homelessness, its most useful tool may be offering perspective. Playwright Pete Parkin has adapted the Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, cast it with actors playing the homeless and set it in Albuquerque circa 2019 to do just that.
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Zack Quintero

On Assignment

Make Up Your Mind

Runoff election offers choices for our city

After the discovery that the city's crime statistics erred on the side of optimism and as we approach the runoff election for City Council Districts 2 and 4, we asked candidates to speak to the issues of crime and homelessness in The Duke City.
V.28 No.30 | 7/25/2019
ArtStreet Program Coordinator Barbara Jensen at work
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Healing Street Trauma Through Art

A Conversation with ArtStreet Program Coordinator Barbara Jensen

Weekly Alibi sat down with Barbara Jensen to talk about the approach she brings to coordinating ArtStreet, the trauma of homelessness and role that ArtStreet has in providing healthcare for the homeless.
V.27 No.31 | 8/2/2018
Clayton waits at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless
Corey Yazzie

News Editorial

Always With You

Progressive politics must include the poor and homeless

As many homeless advocates have noted, the problem is a problem of access to affordable housing, healthcare and education.
V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017

The Daily Word in Fighting, Free Speech and the Islamic State

The Daily Word

American women prepare for four years of fighting.

Republicans are going to take literally everything, starting with free speech.

College cost, debt and student homelessness continues to rise.

Let's look at this “genocide” Donald Trump is talking about.

Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education now. What's next for the American education system?

V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016

Event Horizon

Baby, It's Bad Out There

Thursday, Dec 15: Eighth Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive

Donate sleeping bags to people in need while enrolling to win prizes from Masks Y Mas, Rude Boy Cookies, Archetype Dermigraphic Studio, Astro-Zombies, BZ Skate Shop and more.
V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016
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Event Horizon

Caped Crusaders

Saturday, Apr 2: Gratitude Bike Parade and Party

A fun day of riding, giving back and enjoying brews. Project Connect is collecting items for the homeless; check online for a full list.
V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016
Bestfrens
Illo by Tamara Sutton

Pets

Homeless, but Not Hopeless

Local organizations help homeless pets and their owners

Animals can be a huge source of comfort and companionship for the homeless, and it is an incredibly simple act to grab an extra bag of kibble the next time you're at the grocery store and to drop it of at a food bank on the way home.
V.25 No.2 | 1/14/2016

Council Watch

City Council Lite

Voting, electrical Lines, homelessness on agenda

Gotta give some kudos to the council for the patience it takes at some meetings to listen to some citizen commenters.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
Rey Rogers

Council Watch

Goodbye, Rey

Councilor Garduño’s departure and other council business at the Nov. 16 meeting

Rey Garduño says goodbye, Holly Holm gets her own month and more news from the last city council meeting.
V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

blog

Letters From Downtown

Signs of Compassion

When you work Downtown, when you're here day after day, you deaden a bit to some of the things you see. A couple huddled in a doorway on a cold November morning, a worn-out blanket barely covering them; cops on bikes pulling a homeless man up off of the sidewalk, a puddle of vomit at his feet; an elderly gentleman in suit and tie, stalking down the street and shouting curses at the demons leaking from his head; none of these things provoke a second glance after a while. There's a lot of suffering here for sure and very little that one person can do. A dollar here, a dollar there, maybe that helps a bit, but the overall feeling is one of powerlessness, and slowly you become hardened to it.

Today, though, I noticed this sign in the window of Lindy's Diner, and that numbness thawed just a little bit. No, Lindy's isn't going to solve the problems of homelessness and hunger. And one single meal on one single day isn't "enough." But it is something, a reminder that hardness isn't the answer, that compassion is. And that even if we can never do enough, we can, and should, still try.

V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015
Human and Homeless

Editorial

The Need for Change

The mayor’s anti-panhandling initiative distracts from the real problem of homelessness

According to Samantha Anne Carrillo, the mayor’s new anti-panhandling initiative is a band-aid solution at best.
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Ty Bannerman

Council Watch

Homes for the Homeless?

The council questions the Albuquerque Housing Authority

This week, an update from the Albuquerque Housing Authority and a farewell to the Downtown Business Improvement District.
V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
Robert Maestas

Council Watch

Retaining APD’s Finest

The Council looks into how to keep a stable police force on the streets.