A new West Side community is falling into place.
Crews on Thursday moved 13 portable buildings — once used as Albuquerque Public Schools classrooms — onto a Montaño Road lot that will eventually serve families experiencing homelessness. It marks an expansion of the Saranam transitional living program that already has a presence on Albuquerque’s east side.
The new buildings are part of a plan to eventually provide housing and programs for 25 families on the West Side.
Saranam has helped 162 families, including 344 children, since 2004.