Rebuilding derelict urban environments can improve commerce and cultural exchange while simultameously preserving the distinct feel of a neighborhood.
In the current state of the economy, many buildings lie underutilized or vacant. Such facilities attract more crime, and have lower property values. Through the application of social enterprises, the Sanctuary at ABQ aims to transform some of these buildings into transitional and/or affordable housing for seniors and veterans to help allay homelessness. An individual with housing is more likely to become employed again, and more likely to overcome social challenges. Many of our intended projects will include the creation of mixed-use and light commercial space, allowing other social enterprises to operate.