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The Great Recession Was a Big Step Backward for Black Homeowners

USA Today | February 26, 2018 – Gwynn Gittens had always been a renter, and every place she rented had white walls. When she saw the Lehigh Acres, Fla., spec house with its pale gold walls and Italian tiles, “It was just perfect,” Gittens said. “This was home.”

“Attainably-priced” Homes Opening Near Santa Fe Arts District

Albuquerque Journal | February 21, 2018 – El Camino Crossing, north Siler Road near Agua Fria, opens this weekend. The project is headed by housing nonprofit Homewise. According to CEO Mike Loftin, it currently includes 40 homes and spots for two restaurants.

Healing Power: Barelas Pharmacy Born Again

Albuquerque Journal | February 12, 2018 – Plastic shoe boxes and bags filled with mint, chamomile and many other plants still line the old wooden shelves at the historic B. Ruppe Drugs pharmacy building in Barelas.

Making Single-Family Homes Accessible in Hot Markets

The MReport | February 12, 2018 – A New Mexico-based homeownership support nonprofit called Homewise, is advocating a lending model where a low-income household can afford to buy a home even if they don’t have a large down payment ready.

Homewise Receives $15 Million In Federal Bonds

Los Alamos Daily Post | October 19, 2017 – New Mexico’s Homewise, Inc., a home ownership non-profit, has received a $15 million bond loan to finance and refinance affordable single-family mortgages for New Mexicans.