Since 1973, the mission of Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation has been to improve the quality of life of persons in its service area by empowering them economically, politically and socially through homeownership, employment training and through access to financial resources
Proudly Serving the housing needs of low-income families since 1973.
The history of Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation begins with the purpose of helping rural New Mexicans achieve “the goal of a decent home and a suitable living environment.” From self-help housing, rural farm labor rental housing, senior congregate housing, to supportive housing for the elderly and the disabled, to LIHTC limited partnership owned mixed housing, to affordable homeownership in urban neighborhoods, major subdivision and real estate developments, Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation has brought to successful fruition the idea, fulfilled the dream, and achieved the goal that was encompassed in its formation in 1973.
The preceding is a brief historical perspective of the early years of housing development by Tierra del Sol.
The biggest challenge in building single family housing in rural areas of the state is the lack of suitable building sites with the necessary infrastructure. Tierra del Sol met the challenge by developing subdivisions in conjunction with Housing and Economic Rural Opportunity, better known as HERO. Five subdivisions were built in the Anthony area. Tierra del Sol also purchased existing building sites in Sunland Park and in Mesquite.
Construction of single-family housing has been accomplished under the self-help housing program and under construction management. All recent construction has been subsidized with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development using the Self-Help Opportunity Program [SHOP].
With the demanding need for housing for special populations, Tierra del Sol has constructed apartment complexes dedicate for occupancy by elderly and disabled persons and by farm workers.
Supportive housing for disable and elderly has been financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under Section 202 of the Affordable Housing Act.
Farmworker housing has been financed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Section 514. The most recent farmworker housing has used a combination of federal and state funding sources.
Tierra del Sol production of affordable housing and small business lending is possible through these partnerships and collaborations.