News and Press

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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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Buying a home you can afford the right way
Albuquerque Journal Homestyle | 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 receives tax credit allocation for Siler-area homes
Santa Fe New Mexican | 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
Associated Press | 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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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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Homewise Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Create Successful Homeowners
Santa Fe Hometown News | 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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Homewise Launches Online Interactive Storybook
Los Alamos Daily Post | February 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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ABQ Connect
KNKT | June 2015
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Bienvenidos
Santa Fe New Mexican | May 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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Albuquerque HomeLIFT News Conference
City of Albuquerque | 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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At Homewise, Financial Justice Comes in the Form of a Home
Different Diligence | 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’s Cece Derringer on New Sources of Capitol for Communities
Aeris Insight | December 2014
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97 Percent LTV Helping More Borrowers to Qualify
Housing Industry Forum | December 2014
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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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Tessera: The Newest Homewise Homes Community in Santa Fe
Santa Fe Hometown News | 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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Don’t pay officers to leave town
Albuquerque Journal North | August 2014
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Santa Fe Public Use Trail System Expands in Northwest Hills through Tessera
Santa Fe Hometown News | August 2014
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Report: Half of Santa Fe’s workforce lives outside city
Santa Fe New Mexican | July 2014
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Firefly Strategies
101.5 The Voice | March 2014
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Impact Investing
Santa Fe New Mexican | March 2014
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Talking to Non Profits
101.5 The Voice | February 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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Homewise Artisan Spotlight
Santa Fe Hometown News | October 2013
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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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Homewise Executive Director Mike Loftin featured on the Julia Goldberg Morning Show
101.5 The Voice | 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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Green Building and Sustainable Development
The Voice 101.5 | July 2013
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Press Releases

Awards & Recognition

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 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