Solar Opportunity Loan Fund created▸
Today solar energy is becoming more accessible to low and moderate income households in Santa Fe thanks to two local environmentalists turned investors. Richard Khanlian and Ann Alexander have set out to make solar available to everyone.
Home Expansion Plans Aided by Solar Savings▸
Eric wanted to go solar primarily to save money on his electric bill and take advantage of tax credits. After his first month on solar, he saw not only significant savings on his bill, but actually got a $5 check back from PNM.
Room for the Whole Family▸
Rafael and Maria first tried to buy a home nearly 10 years ago. They’d been pre-approved by a bank for a mortgage loan, but then the recession hit. Rafael was working in construction at the time and his once-steady income dropped quickly and dramatically.
A Bright, Fun and Inviting Space: Amanda’s Story▸
After renting for her entire adult life, Amanda came to Homewise to purchase her own home in 2009. Coming from a family of Santa Fe artists, it was important to her to find a home where she could express her unique artistic style.
Anything is Possible: Adrianna and Rosy▸
Adrianna and Rosy came to Homewise in the spring of 2014. They had several friends who purchased their homes through Homewise, and decided it was time to check it out for themselves, and invest in a more permanent and stable future.
The Homewise ITIN Lending Program▸
Many of those in the immigrant population do not have a Social Security number and most have limited credit history. With most banks and mortgage lenders, this often disqualifies them from obtaining a mortgage loan.
Making a Better Life: Erika’s Story▸
When Erika came to the United States from Mexico she had one goal: to make a better life for herself and her daughter. It was difficult to leave her home in Mexico, but she believed a better life was within her reach.
Sometimes a Little Help is All You Need▸
Rafael is a cook in the hospital cafeteria and his wife Petrina is a homemaker. After many years of renting a mobile home, Rafael and Petrina believed that homeownership was simply out of their reach.