GOP Senator Introduces Bill To Help Homeless
New Mexico’s homeless programs that help people get a fresh start could get a funding boost if a legislative bill wins approval in Santa Fe. Senate Bill 50 is sponsored by Albuquerque Republican Sander Rue. He says as a member of the Mortgage Finance Authority interim committee, he wanted to do something to help homeless people and families hit hard by the recession.
“We’re just trying to create a mechanism here, a safety net, where these folks can have access to some funds that may help them in a transition period, to get their feet back on the ground and allow them to get on with their life, and you know help them not plunge further into that situation.”