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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Harrison
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/07/06 HB 784
SHORT TITLE
GALLUP HOMELESS SERVICES
SB
ANALYST Weber
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$100.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to HB 79, HB 224, SB 117
Relates to Appropriation in the General Appropriation Act
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Human Services Department (HSD)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 784 appropriates $100 thousand from the general fund to the Human Services
Department for the purpose of providing transitional housing, care management services and life
skills training for homeless persons in Gallup.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $100 thousand contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general
fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of FY07 shall revert to
the general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Homelessness is a statewide problem and according to the University of New Mexico
Homelessness Awareness and Advocacy Group about 35% of Albuquerque's homeless are
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chronically mentally ill or mentally incapacitated. According to some estimates, between 25% to
75% of the homeless have substance abuse issues. They comprise the most obvious segment of
the homeless to the general public. Yet, a substantial portion of the homeless (30%) are women
and children. Families are the fastest growing sub-group of homeless people in Albuquerque,
following the larger national trend. At least 35% work part- or full-time.
MFA traditionally disburses any funds provided by the State Legislature to agencies statewide
that provide shelter.
POSSIBLE QUESTIONS
With homelessness a state wide problem should the appropriation be just for the
Gallup area.
MW/yr