News and Press

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City, county, school district, could join forces on Santa Fe Housing
Santa Fe New Mexican | December 2018
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Housing recommendations show promise for city
Santa Fe New Mexican | December 2018
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Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families’ board of directors recently elected Laura Altomare as its vice president.
Santa Fe New Mexican | November 2018
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Mike Loftin, CEO of Homewise on Santa Fe’s Housing & Livable Neighborhoods Initiative
The Richard Eeds Show | November 2018
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Santa Fe council, mayor get blunt talking about housing crisis
Santa Fe Reporter | November 2018
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'Housing problem is truly a crisis' in Santa Fe
Santa Fe New Mexican | November 2018
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Artists finish large scale mural in Barelas neighborhood
KRQE | November 2018
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Homewise, An Affordable Santa Fe
Albuquerque Journal | October 2018
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Mural aims to inspire pride in the Barelas community
KRQE | October 2018
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Parade of Homes starts on August 10
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2018
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Advisory groups propose changes to mayor to make Santa Fe better
Santa Fe New Mexican | June 2018
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Wells Fargo launches program to boost NM homeownership
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
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Criminals breaking into abandoned homes awaiting renovation
KOB4 | May 2018
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Homewise busy at three jobsites
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
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120 People in 8 Groups Helping Mayor Webber Form Short-term Policy
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
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SunPower by Positive Energy Solar
KOB4 | April 2018
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Affordable housing: The need for a multifaceted approach
Santa Fe New Mexican | April 2018
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Mayor on mission to recruit young people
Santa Fe New Mexican | April 2018
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Avoid Being a Victim of Fraud when Buying a New House
Telemundo | April 2018
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One-on-One with Mike Loftin
Albuquerque Journal | March 2018
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Bank invests millions in New Mexico nonprofits
Albuquerque Business First | March 2018
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Homewise, Loan Fund get Compass investment
Albuquerque Journal | March 2018
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New Santa Fe housing community aims to combat high real estate costs
Albuquerque Business First | March 2018
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"Attainably-priced" homes opening near Santa Fe arts district
Albuquerque Journal | February 2018
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Making Single-Family Homes Accessible in Hot Markets
MReport | February 2018
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The Great Recession was a big step backward for black homeowners
USA Today | February 2018
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Healing power: Barelas pharmacy born again
Albuquerque Journal | February 2018
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Invest Close to Home with the Homewise Community Investment Fund
Green Money Journal | January 2018
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What Homewise plans to do with $15 million in federal loans
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
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Homewise Receives $15 Million in Federal Bonds
Los Alamos Daily Post | October 2017
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Nonprofit snags Downtown theater for ABQ headquarters
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
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Nonprofit buys old theater building in downtown ABQ
Albuquerque Journal | October 2017
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Meet our C-Suite finalists: Homewise's Mike Loftin turns his clients into homeowners
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
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City, business community eye ways to ease housing shortage
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2017
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Mayor asks council to OK $300 for local level assistance
Albuquerque Journal | June 2017
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Group, nonprofit in line for first Verde Fund Grants
Santa Fe New Mexican | June 2017
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Homewise Inc. recieves $5M for Santa Fe Residential Investment
Albuquerque Business First | June 2017
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Homewise receives tax credit allocation for Siler-area homes
Los Alamos Daily Post | June 2017
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Homewise: Making Solar Loans and Downpayments on Houses Affordable
KSFR | May 2017
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Project Reinvest: Homeownership Grant
The Voice of Santa Fe | April 2017
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Agiola Bejko of Homewise
Home Matters | April 2017
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New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KOB | April 2017
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New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KUNM | April 2017
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New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KRQE | April 2017
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National Grant to New Mexico's Homewise will Provide $10,500 in Down Payment Assistance to 300 Residents
LA Daily Post | April 2017
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Business Matters
101.5 The Voice of Santa Fe | March 2017
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Semana de educación financiera en ABQ
Telemundo 2 KASA | March 2017
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Subdivision survey: Builders hard at work
Santa Fe New Mexican | February 2017
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HomeLIFT helps home purchasers
Albuquerque Journal | February 2017
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Parade of Homes starts on August 10
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2018
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Advisory groups propose changes to mayor to make Santa Fe better
Santa Fe New Mexican | June 2018
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Wells Fargo launches program to boost NM homeownership
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
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Criminals breaking into abandoned homes awaiting renovation
KOB4 | May 2018
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Homewise busy at three jobsites
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
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120 People in 8 Groups Helping Mayor Webber Form Short-term Policy
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
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SunPower by Positive Energy Solar
KOB4 | April 2018
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Affordable housing: The need for a multifaceted approach
Santa Fe New Mexican | April 2018
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Mayor on mission to recruit young people
Santa Fe New Mexican | April 2018
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Avoid Being a Victim of Fraud when Buying a New House
Telemundo | April 2018
watch the video >

One-on-One with Mike Loftin
Albuquerque Journal | March 2018
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Bank invests millions in New Mexico nonprofits
Albuquerque Business First | March 2018
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Homewise, Loan Fund get Compass investment
Albuquerque Journal | March 2018
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New Santa Fe housing community aims to combat high real estate costs
Albuquerque Business First | March 2018
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"Attainably-priced" homes opening near Santa Fe arts district
Albuquerque Journal | February 2018
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Making Single-Family Homes Accessible in Hot Markets
MReport | February 2018
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The Great Recession was a big step backward for black homeowners
USA Today | February 2018
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Healing power: Barelas pharmacy born again
Albuquerque Journal | February 2018
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Invest Close to Home with the Homewise Community Investment Fund
Green Money Journal | January 2018
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What Homewise plans to do with $15 million in federal loans
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
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Homewise Receives $15 Million in Federal Bonds
Los Alamos Daily Post | October 2017
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Nonprofit snags Downtown theater for ABQ headquarters
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
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Nonprofit buys old theater building in downtown ABQ
Albuquerque Journal | October 2017
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Meet our C-Suite finalists: Homewise's Mike Loftin turns his clients into homeowners
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
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City, business community eye ways to ease housing shortage
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2017
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Mayor asks council to OK $300 for local level assistance
Albuquerque Journal | June 2017
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Group, nonprofit in line for first Verde Fund Grants
Santa Fe New Mexican | June 2017
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Homewise Inc. recieves $5M for Santa Fe Residential Investment
Albuquerque Business First | June 2017
read the article >

Homewise receives tax credit allocation for Siler-area homes
Los Alamos Daily Post | June 2017
read the article >

Homewise: Making Solar Loans and Downpayments on Houses Affordable
KSFR | May 2017
listen to the podcast >

Project Reinvest: Homeownership Grant
The Voice of Santa Fe | April 2017
listen to the podcast >

Agiola Bejko of Homewise
Home Matters | April 2017
listen to the podcast >

New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KOB | April 2017
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New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KUNM | April 2017
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New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KRQE | April 2017
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National Grant to New Mexico's Homewise will Provide $10,500 in Down Payment Assistance to 300 Residents
LA Daily Post | April 2017
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Business Matters
101.5 The Voice of Santa Fe | March 2017
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Semana de educación financiera en ABQ
Telemundo 2 KASA | March 2017
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Subdivision survey: Builders hard at work
Santa Fe New Mexican | February 2017
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HomeLIFT helps home purchasers
Albuquerque Journal | February 2017
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Homewise Solar Power Loan Fund
The Richard Eeds Show | November 2016
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Santa Fe couple helps Homewise create solar powered loan fund
Santa Fe New Mexican | November 2016
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Good News New Mexico
Homewise Success Story | October 2016
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Albuquerque Journal
SF's Homewise gets $3.1M Grant | September 2016
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Good News New Mexico
Homewise Homes Wins Four Awards | September 2016
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Green Money Journal
Homewise Homes: Engineered to a Higher Standard | August 2016
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Increasing Access to Sustainable Mortgages for Low-Income Borrowers
Evidence Matters | July 2016
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Homewise Santa Fe 30th Anniversary
The Richard Eeds Show | June 2016
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Lenders extend piece of American dream to undocumented immigrants
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2016
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Ladders Out of Poverty
Public Square, New Mexico PBS | March 2016
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Three New Mexicans to know - the Santa Fe edition
Albuquerque Business First | March 2016
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Some Americans Can't Afford to Buy Homes in their Hometowns
CNBC | February 2016
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JourneySanta Fe: Homewise's Approach to Equity and Opportunity, the Solar Fund, and More
Green Fire Times | November 2015
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Seeking an 'upward spiral': Homewise CEO on New Mexico's economy
Albuquerque Business First | September 2015
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Homewise helped 240 families buy homes in Santa Fe, Albuquerque
Albuquerque Business First | August 2015
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Homewise helped 240 families buy homes in Santa Fe, Albuquerque
Albuquerque Business First | August 2015
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Albuquerque Wells Fargo HomeLIFT
The Morning Brew | April 2015
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HomeLIFT to Boost Home Ownership in ABQ
KRQE | April 2015
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Mayor Berry, Wells Fargo to announce $4.75 million homebuyer grant program today
Albuquerque Business First | April 2015
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Wells Fargo HomeLIFT program brings $4.75M in homebuyer grants to ABQ
Albuquerque Business First | April 2015
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Wells Fargo $4.75 million will offer home down payment grants
Albuquerque Journal | April 2015
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Udall, Heinrich line up $834K for NM affordable housing projects
Albuquerque Business First | March 2015
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The 2% Down Payment Mortgage: Can You Get One?
Credit.com | MSN Money | Yahoo Finance | March 2015
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Homewise building new project on north side
Santa Fe New Mexican | December 2014
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Tessera is the Newest Homewise Homes Community in Santa Fe
Round the Roundhouse | November 2014
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Why Not in Your Backyard? Exploring new opportunities to invest for impact in your own community
Originally Published in the GreenMoney Journal (October 2014 issue) at www.GreenMoney.com
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Impact Investing
Santa Fe New Mexican | March 2014
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Can’t Afford a Repair?  Three Ways to get Financial Help
AOL Real Estate | January 2014
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NM lenders reap $2.5M in community development grants
Albuquerque Business First | September 2013
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Business Beat: Homewise offers home improvement loans
Santa Fe New Mexican | September 2013
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Local nonprofit helps Santa Fe SWAT team train
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2013
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Homewise busy in Tierra Contenta
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2013
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Parade of Homes starts on August 10
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2018
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Advisory groups propose changes to mayor to make Santa Fe better
Santa Fe New Mexican | June 2018
read the article >

Wells Fargo launches program to boost NM homeownership
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
read the article >

Criminals breaking into abandoned homes awaiting renovation
KOB4 | May 2018
watch the video >

Homewise busy at three jobsites
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
read the article >

120 People in 8 Groups Helping Mayor Webber Form Short-term Policy
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2018
read the article >

SunPower by Positive Energy Solar
KOB4 | April 2018
watch the video >

Affordable housing: The need for a multifaceted approach
Santa Fe New Mexican | April 2018
read the article >

Mayor on mission to recruit young people
Santa Fe New Mexican | April 2018
read the article >

Avoid Being a Victim of Fraud when Buying a New House
Telemundo | April 2018
watch the video >

One-on-One with Mike Loftin
Albuquerque Journal | March 2018
read the article >

Bank invests millions in New Mexico nonprofits
Albuquerque Business First | March 2018
read the article >

Homewise, Loan Fund get Compass investment
Albuquerque Journal | March 2018
read the article >

New Santa Fe housing community aims to combat high real estate costs
Albuquerque Business First | March 2018
read the article >

"Attainably-priced" homes opening near Santa Fe arts district
Albuquerque Journal | February 2018
read the article >

Making Single-Family Homes Accessible in Hot Markets
MReport | February 2018
read the article >

The Great Recession was a big step backward for black homeowners
USA Today | February 2018
read the article >

Healing power: Barelas pharmacy born again
Albuquerque Journal | February 2018
read the article >

Invest Close to Home with the Homewise Community Investment Fund
Green Money Journal | January 2018
read the article >

What Homewise plans to do with $15 million in federal loans
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
read the article >

Homewise Receives $15 Million in Federal Bonds
Los Alamos Daily Post | October 2017
read the article >

Nonprofit snags Downtown theater for ABQ headquarters
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
read the article >

Nonprofit buys old theater building in downtown ABQ
Albuquerque Journal | October 2017
read the article >

Meet our C-Suite finalists: Homewise's Mike Loftin turns his clients into homeowners
Albuquerque Business First | October 2017
read the article >

City, business community eye ways to ease housing shortage
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2017
read the article >

Mayor asks council to OK $300 for local level assistance
Albuquerque Journal | June 2017
read the article >

Group, nonprofit in line for first Verde Fund Grants
Santa Fe New Mexican | June 2017
read the article >

Homewise Inc. recieves $5M for Santa Fe Residential Investment
Albuquerque Business First | June 2017
read the article >

Homewise receives tax credit allocation for Siler-area homes
Los Alamos Daily Post | June 2017
read the article >

Homewise: Making Solar Loans and Downpayments on Houses Affordable
KSFR | May 2017
listen to the podcast >

Project Reinvest: Homeownership Grant
The Voice of Santa Fe | April 2017
listen to the podcast >

Agiola Bejko of Homewise
Home Matters | April 2017
listen to the podcast >

New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KOB | April 2017
read the article >

New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KUNM | April 2017
read the article >

New Mexico Nonprofit Gets Homeownership Grant
KRQE | April 2017
read the article >

National Grant to New Mexico's Homewise will Provide $10,500 in Down Payment Assistance to 300 Residents
LA Daily Post | April 2017
read the article >

Business Matters
101.5 The Voice of Santa Fe | March 2017
listen to the podcast >

Semana de educación financiera en ABQ
Telemundo 2 KASA | March 2017
read the article>

Subdivision survey: Builders hard at work
Santa Fe New Mexican | February 2017
read the article >

HomeLIFT helps home purchasers
Albuquerque Journal | February 2017
read the article>

Homewise Solar Power Loan Fund
The Richard Eeds Show | November 2016
listen to the podcast >

Santa Fe couple helps Homewise create solar powered loan fund
Santa Fe New Mexican | November 2016
read the article >

Good News New Mexico
Homewise Success Story | October 2016
read the article >

Albuquerque Journal
SF's Homewise gets $3.1M Grant | September 2016
read the article >

Good News New Mexico
Homewise Homes Wins Four Awards | September 2016
read the article >

Green Money Journal
Homewise Homes: Engineered to a Higher Standard | August 2016
read the article >

Increasing Access to Sustainable Mortgages for Low-Income Borrowers
Evidence Matters | July 2016
read the article >

Homewise Santa Fe 30th Anniversary
The Richard Eeds Show | June 2016
listen to the podcast >

Lenders extend piece of American dream to undocumented immigrants
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 2016
read the article >

Ladders Out of Poverty
Public Square, New Mexico PBS | March 2016
watch the clip >

Three New Mexicans to know - the Santa Fe edition
Albuquerque Business First | March 2016
read the article >

Some Americans Can't Afford to Buy Homes in their Hometowns
CNBC | February 2016
read the article >

JourneySanta Fe: Homewise's Approach to Equity and Opportunity, the Solar Fund, and More
Green Fire Times | November 2015
read the article >

Seeking an 'upward spiral': Homewise CEO on New Mexico's economy
Albuquerque Business First | September 2015
read the article >

Homewise helped 240 families buy homes in Santa Fe, Albuquerque
Albuquerque Business First | August 2015
read the article >

Homewise helped 240 families buy homes in Santa Fe, Albuquerque
Albuquerque Business First | August 2015
read the article>

Albuquerque Wells Fargo HomeLIFT
The Morning Brew | April 2015
watch the video>

HomeLIFT to Boost Home Ownership in ABQ
KRQE | April 2015
watch the video>

Mayor Berry, Wells Fargo to announce $4.75 million homebuyer grant program today
Albuquerque Business First | April 2015
read the article>

Wells Fargo HomeLIFT program brings $4.75M in homebuyer grants to ABQ
Albuquerque Business First | April 2015
read the article>

Wells Fargo $4.75 million will offer home down payment grants
Albuquerque Journal | April 2015
read the article>

Udall, Heinrich line up $834K for NM affordable housing projects
Albuquerque Business First | March 2015
read the article >

The 2% Down Payment Mortgage: Can You Get One?
Credit.com | MSN Money | Yahoo Finance | March 2015
read the article >

Homewise building new project on north side
Santa Fe New Mexican | December 2014
read the article >

Tessera is the Newest Homewise Homes Community in Santa Fe
Round the Roundhouse | November 2014
read the article >

Why Not in Your Backyard? Exploring new opportunities to invest for impact in your own community
Originally Published in the GreenMoney Journal (October 2014 issue) at www.GreenMoney.com
read the article >

Impact Investing
Santa Fe New Mexican | March 2014
read the article >

Can’t Afford a Repair?  Three Ways to get Financial Help
AOL Real Estate | January 2014
read the article >

NM lenders reap $2.5M in community development grants
Albuquerque Business First | September 2013
read the article >

Business Beat: Homewise offers home improvement loans
Santa Fe New Mexican | September 2013
read the article >

Local nonprofit helps Santa Fe SWAT team train
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2013
read the article >

Homewise busy in Tierra Contenta
Santa Fe New Mexican | August 2013
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Press Releases

Awards & Recognition

Family Friendly Business Silver Award from Family Friendly New Mexico

City of Santa Fe Mayor's Sustainability Award
Built Environment, Homewise Homes (green building, residential)

Albuquerque Business First Best Places to Work
Homewise, Inc 2015, 2016

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority Summit Award
30 Years of Successful Homeownership, 2016

Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Parade of Homes Awards
Best Green Infill Subdivision, 2018
Best Energy Efficiency, Best Water Efficiency, 2017
Best Design, Best Outdoor Space, Best Energy Efficiency, Best Water Efficiency, 2016
Best Craftsmanship and Best Kitchen, 2015
Best Design, Kitchen, Outdoor Space, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, 2013
Best Outdoor Space, 2012
Most Energy Efficient and Best Kitchen, 2011
Best Craftsmanship, 2010

Santa Fe Reporter's Best of Santa Fe
Top Mortgage Lender, 2017
Best Mortgage Lender, 2015

Sustainable Santa Fe Award
Affordable Green Building, 2013

Neighborworks America
Designated Green Organization, 2012

Wachovia NEXT Award
Vision, innovation and impact as a Community Development Finance Institution, 2008

EPA Water Efficiency Leader Award
Promoting an Ethic of Water Efficiency, 2008

National NeighborWorks™ Association Excellence Awards
Executive Director of the Year – Michael Loftin, 2007

Santa Fe Community Foundation 17th Annual Piñon Award
John Gaw Meem Award for Civic Affairs for the Homewise Teacherwise program in partnership with the Santa Fe Public School District, 2004