Getting ready for colder months: what you can do to winterize your home▸
As the days get shorter and we inch towards the end of the year, you might be noticing that your home is a little bit colder and the lights need…
NeighborWorks Week at Vista Serena▸
At Homewise, we’re inspired by our long-time partner, NeighborWorks America. For more than 40 years, NeighborWorks has provided support to local nonprofit organizations to help provide access to sustainable homeownership.…
50 new homes coming to Santa Fe▸
Vista Serena is Homewise’s newest community located in the popular Tierra Contenta neighborhood. The development site is nestled into a gentle hillside that sits adjacent to a shallow canyon crisscrossed with walking paths. Morning is a great time to visit, when the eastern facing ridge is bathed in light from the rising sun and builders arrive to finish Homewise’s model homes.
Homewise Launches Emergency Mortgage Assistance Fund▸
Homewise seeks foundations and municipalities to join in an unprecedented partnership to help low-income homeowners weather the COVID19 crisis and its economic consequences. With over 30 years’ experience helping to create successful homeowners and strengthen neighborhoods, Homewise has launched the initiative to help vulnerable residents who may be at risk of losing their homes due to a lack of ability to pay mortgages.
La Bohemia Natural▸
La Bohemia Natural specializes in locally made, organic, and all natural beauty and health care products, such as toners, oils, soaps, and herbal mixtures. They have been in business for six years, but moved their physical location to Barelas about a year ago. With the Covid-19 business restrictions currently in place, their physical business is closed; however, they are still selling their products online.
5 Financial Tips for Trying Times▸
If you are experiencing financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know your options and proactively seek out services and resources. We are here to help support your financial wellbeing and have compiled our top 5 tips for staying financially fit during these trying times.
Navigating the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency▸
In accordance with guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Mexico to prevent community spread of COVID-19, Homewise closed its Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM physical offices effective March 16, but will continue to serve customers via phone and online technologies. Here are some statewide resources to help individuals navigate this difficult time.
One unique group that utilizes the space on a weekly basis is a Ballet Folklorico group called Ballet Xallitic, led by Barelas resident, Cesar Velazquez Martinez. Ballet Folklorico, or “folkloric dance” is a collective term for traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture with ballet characteristics. Ballet Xallitic stands out because Cesar teaches the class free to anyone interested and donates his free time, 3 evenings a week to teach Ballet Folklorico. I met up with Cesar at the Ruppe before his class to talk about the origins of Ballet Xallitic.