SANTA FE COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST

Rating: 4.88 stars   8 reviews 356

Issues: Civil Rights, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 1111 Agua Fria Street Santa Fe NM 87501 USA

Mission: The Housing Trust is a non-profit community development organization that assists residents of northern New Mexico to gain access to affordable housing. We achieve this through providing technical and financial assistance to low and moderate-income households, as well as building well designed, energy efficient affordable homes, including single family houses and multi-family apartment dwellings that focus on providing high quality living spaces, as well as social services for childen and adult residents.
Results: Homeowners who purchase after utilizing our services have a much lower loan default rate than those who do not. Residents of our Village Sage Apartments, completed in June 2011, receive assistance in accessing free social services, including workforce training and health screening.
Target demographics: Low- to moderate-income level individuals and families in northern New Mexico.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300+
Geographic areas served: northern New Mexico
Programs: HOMEBUYER SERVICES - counsel and educate 300 clients/year; in addition, to provide $1.5 million/year of soft loans to enable approx. 100 to buy homes. DEVELOPMENT - Build 20+ high quality, energy efficient single family homes per year, as well as multi-family, sliding scale rate apartment communities. FORECLOSURE PREVENTION & REFERRAL SERVICE REVERSE MORTGAGE COUNSELING HIV/AIDS - counseling, referral, shelter for homeless, rental assistance, home purchase, and reverse mortgage counseling.
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EIN 85-0392520
www.housingtrustonline.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Board member os the Housing Trust I am truly amazed by the length and deepth of the housing needs it fill tor the City of Santa Fe and its surrounding areas. The City has long identified affordable housing as it's number one issue and the Housing Trust has come along to meet this need. Piror to the creation of the Housing Trust there was a mass exist of young people and local to the cheaper housing in Rio Rancho. Building affordavle home and rentals, the Housing Trust has given our residents an alternative to moving out of Santa Fe. The impact the Housing Trust has made is substancial, with over 1,500 single family homeownership units and 120 affordable rentals. With such success we can be proud of our work and report to the citizens of Santa Fe we have done our job.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family is so grateful for the Housing Trust's services. I purchased our home through the Housing Trust in 2007. Their homebuyer counselor and staff worked with me extensively through the entire home buying process. As a first time homebuyer, I was unfamiliar with what I needed to do and how to ask the right questions. They put me at ease, because I knew they were my advocate and wanted to find the right home for me. They are still there today to answer any questions or help with issues as they come up. It has been a great experience.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

It has been an amazing journey watching the ground breaking of Village Sage to the present time. The Housing Trust, with its desire to help all income levels with housing, is to be commended....and another site is in process which will also help those in need of afforable housing.Village Sage provides a safe, green, attractive home for many who were in great need. The Services Coordinator is wonderful with the clients, making the transition so much smoother for them. Thank You so much Housing Trust for caring for our people.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

The Housing Trust has been a wonderful asset to Santa Fe and the surrounding areas. Building housing to serve low income families at afforable prices is just what Santa Fe needs, and thats what the Housing Trust has been doing. While managing Village Sage when it first leased up in 2011 was a great privilage and opportunity.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust is a leader in providing affordable housing for lower-income families in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a fellow housing agency we work closely with the Trust making sure local families get the best housing available. The main accomplishment of the Trust is it’s social and economic programs benefiting the families of their programs. When whole needs of the family is addressed the children thrive. The Trust’s development are designed with the children in mind, including play space and educational (i.e. computers and instructors) access to the children. With such attention to detail the children are given the best opportunity to succeed

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Housing Trust has done a stellar job with its apartment community at Village Sage. Village Sage provides affordable apartments to a mixed income community with 15 of the 60 apartments for people who are very low income and have been homeless. The attractive and green design of the apartments make them a desirable place to live for all income levels. The presence of an on site services coordinator helps those with special needs get the services they need and contributes to the overall smooth functioning of the community. Even better is the fact that the Housing Trust is building another similar 60 unit apartment community called Stage Coach Apartments.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust is dedicated to the prevation of the family by proving safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing to low and medium-income families in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Trust subscribes to the premise that once the basic needs or the family are meet it will flourish and grow. The greatest benefit of homeownership is that the children take pride in their home and it is reflected in their achievements in school and their future development. The Trust takes the simple housiing of families beyon it primary goal and provides social and economic programs that help the families upward mobility. I am a volunteer for the Trust and have participated personally in the programs it offers. I have seen how the lives of the children have improved knowing they are in a stable environment and can seek high goals for themselves and their family.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

The Housing Trust has a committed and stellar staff who are dedicated to providing housing, financial literacy, and home ownership responsibilities to persons unable to access housing thru conventional means. It has served to keep members of the work force in Santa Fe County, as well as kept the population diversified. I have worked with them for over two years now and have bee impressed by their level of expertise and commitment in what they do and I have learned much from it.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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