The Barrett House Shelter is a state-of-the-art emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness and looking to better their lives.

The Barrett’s Women’s Respite provides six beds in two rooms for women experiencing homelessness who need time to recuperate.

The Barrett Foundation’s four housing programs include case managers who conduct home visits and work with each woman individually to find appropriate resources to help them better their lives.

Fair Housing

Housing discrimination isn’t just unfair – it’s against the law. If you feel that you’ve been denied the sale, rental or financing of a home because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability, report to HUD or your local fair housing center.

To file a complaint, go to or call the HUD Hotline at 1-800-669-9777 (English/Español) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY).

For local assistance, contact the City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights at 505-768-4595 (TTY 771) or by email at For more information, visit the Civil Rights webpage at

You can also find additional information on the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness’s Fair Housing web page.