The Perfect Place to Spend Time Together as a Family▸
The first thing you see when you walk through the front door of Ricardo and Claudia’s Albuquerque home is a pool table. They used to have to go out to play at bars and clubs, but now they can stay home and play together.
Solar Opportunity Loan Fund created▸
Today solar energy is becoming more accessible to low and moderate income households in Santa Fe thanks to two local environmentalists turned investors. Richard Khanlian and Ann Alexander have set out to make solar available to everyone. Once they had an idea in place and the funds to support it, the couple began looking for a partner to facilitate the program. They chose to work with Homewise to create the SOL (Solar Opportunity Loan) fund to provide long-term fixed rate loans for solar installations to low and moderate income households. “We want to make a meaningful statement with the SOL fund and provide clean energy options for everyone,” says Khanlian.
Home Expansion Plans Aided by Solar Savings▸
Eric wanted to go solar primarily to save money on his electric bill and take advantage of tax credits. After his first month on solar, he saw not only significant savings on his bill, but actually got a $5 check back from PNM.
Room for the Whole Family▸
Rafael and Maria first tried to buy a home nearly 10 years ago. They’d been pre-approved by a bank for a mortgage loan, but then the recession hit. Rafael was working in construction at the time and his once-steady income dropped quickly and dramatically.
A Bright, Fun and Inviting Space: Amanda’s Story▸
After renting for her entire adult life, Amanda came to Homewise to purchase her own home in 2009. Coming from a family of Santa Fe artists, it was important to her to find a home where she could express her unique artistic style.
Anything is Possible: Adrianna and Rosy▸
Adrianna and Rosy came to Homewise in the spring of 2014. They had several friends who purchased their homes through Homewise, and decided it was time to check it out for themselves, and invest in a more permanent and stable future.
The Homewise ITIN Lending Program▸
Many of those in the immigrant population do not have a Social Security number and most have limited credit history. With most banks and mortgage lenders, this often disqualifies them from obtaining a mortgage loan.
Making a Better Life: Erika’s Story▸
When Erika came to the United States from Mexico she had one goal: to make a better life for herself and her daughter. It was difficult to leave her home in Mexico, but she believed a better life was within her reach.