Defying the Odds: Maria Luisa’s Story▸
When Maria Luisa first came to the United States from Mexico, it was her dream to own a home and create a better life for herself. However, the better life didn’t come easily and her life went down the road of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Building a New Life in America▸
Patrick and Esperance were forced to flee their home during the Republic of the Congo Civil War in 1999. They found themselves living a transient life among other Refugees in Uganda for 13 years while waiting for approval to resettle in the United States.
Homewise at the Orpheum▸
With the Orpheum Community Hub as our Albuquerque Homeownership Center, we are positioned to create over 600 new homeowners and help more than 60 homeowners make necessary home improvements in Albuquerque over the next three years.
Neighborhood Revitalization in Albuquerque▸
Homewise is contributing to neighborhood revitalization without displacement by working with new and existing homeowners to reduce vacant home inventory, stabilize home values, and turn properties that have become symbols of disinvestment into symbols of revitalization and hope.
A ‘Forever Home’ for Family of Six▸
Alex and Kristine bought their first home through Homewise in January of 2015. Shortly after moving in, they were surprised to find out that they had their fourth child on the way.
Making Dreams Come True in Barelas▸
Raul and his wife Shamrah knew that owning their own home was an important step in their long-term financial security and explored what it would take to become homeowners. They worked on their credit and saved for a down payment.
Investing in a Stronger Community▸
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.
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.