Architecture and Planning ETDs


Erin Callahan

Publication Date



Providing affordable housing in the United States involves coordination between the federal, state, and local levels of government. Local jurisdictions must ensure that all requirements are met in order to receive funding. In Albuquerque, NM, this includes the production of a Consolidated Plan to satisfy federal requirements, and an Affordable Housing Plan to satisfy state requirements. However, even when the requirements are satisfied, the amount of funding available is never enough to create enough housing to meet the needs of the population. The objective of this study is to show how the supply of affordable housing in Albuquerque can be increased, given the limited federal and municipal funding available. In order to accomplish this goal, two case studies – land reutilization corporations and cooperative housing - provided the guidelines for additional strategies to be incorporated into Albuquerque’s existing affordable housing planning.



Document Type


Degree Name

Community and Regional Planning

Level of Degree


Department Name

School of Architecture and Planning

First Committee Member (Chair)

Gonzales, Moises

Second Committee Member

Furze, Michael


affordable, housing, policy, land reutilization corporation, New Mexico, Albuquerque, housing cooperative

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