Homewise Homes in Albuquerque

Building Community: One Home at a Time

Homewise provides integrated homeownership services for individuals and families throughout Albuquerque with a particular emphasis on helping to revitalize the historic Barelas and South Broadway neighborhoods. Our comprehensive homeownership programs complement and support collaborative neighborhood renewal efforts in partnership with neighborhood residents, community organizations, and the City of Albuquerque. We believe that by working together, our collaborative strength will produce more powerful and positive impact for the area.

Homewise is contributing to neighborhood revitalization without displacement by working with new and existing homeowners to reduce vacant home inventory, stabilize home values, make needed improvements to existing homes, and turn properties that have become symbols of disinvestment into symbols of revitalization and hope.


Lucas & Alicia's Story

Alicia was born and raised in New Mexico and Lucas is a native of New York. Together they found their mutual home in the historic Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque where Alicia’s family has lived for generations. Both Alicia and Lucas have active careers in nonprofit work that allow them to share their passion for community. Alicia is a Youth and Community Organizer with Young Women United where she works to educate and empower youth to become leaders in their community. Lucas is the Program Manager at The Barelas Community Coalition, an organization that partners with other  Learn more...

Family house

Raul's Story

Raul grew up in the historic Barelas neighborhood near downtown Albuquerque. In his teenage years, he found his calling cutting hair while working at a local barbershop owned by a well-known and highly respected member of the community. The training and mentoring he received stuck with him. Raul dreamt of one day owning his own barbershop in Barelas where he could welcome people of the community, and carry on the traditions of his predecessor. But just like for most of us, the demands of adult life soon took over and his dream moved to the back burner. Learn more...




Acquisition Rehab

Homewise acquires disinvested properties in need of extensive rehabilitation, completes the necessary work, and offers the newly improved homes for sale to individuals and families. Stay tuned for more information about homes for sale as they become available!