OUR HELP YOUR HOME
Our Mission at The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust is to support, educate, and advocate for homebuyers to make their
housing goals a reality. We also strengthen our community
by accelerating affordable housing efforts in Santa Fe.
HOW IT WORKS
STEP 1) DOWNLOAD YOUR PAPERWORK and drop it off at our office, (no appointment needed) along with copies of your income Tax Returns for the past Three Years- (form 1040 and W-2’s)
Please bring $33.50 for an individual credit report or $67.00 for a joint credit report.
STEP 2) SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Once we receive your paperwork, our team will contact you to arrange your appointment.
STEP 3) PERSONALIZED CONSULTATION
Begin your journey to homeownership with a confidential meeting with a Housing Trust counselor. In this session, we focus on understanding your unique home aspirations. Our experts offer tailored advice on credit and finances, evaluating your purchasing capabilities and eligibility for financial aid, as well as access to discounted properties. You'll leave this meeting with a clear plan, outlined in three initial steps toward owning your dream home.
STEP 4) ATTEND HOMEBUYER TRAINING CLASS.
STEP 5) ONGOING SUPPORT
From your first meeting onwards, your dedicated counselor will guide you through every stage of the process. Whether it’s understanding paperwork, navigating financial complexities, or celebrating the moment you close on your new home, we're here to support you every step of the way.
We're ready to collaborate with your realtor or lender to streamline your path to homeownership. Our goal is to ensure that every aspect of your home-buying experience is as seamless and positive as possible.
Mortgage Reduction Assistance
One of the biggest challenges faced by potential homeowners is the ability to save up enough money for a down payment. With mortgage reduction assistance, the amount needed for a down payment will be less. We work with clients to determine whether they can qualify for mortgage reduction assistance via the Community Development Block Grant, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Community Development Financial Institution Funds, Housing Opportunities for persons with Aids/HIV as well as through our own loans, generally distributed at a level of up to $50,000.
Our policy prioritizes veterans, first responders, special needs households, larger families, those affected by domestic abuse, and lower-income applicants.
HUD Certified Counseling
Embarking on buying your first home can raise many questions. Our counseling services are designed to address every concern along your journey. We provide comprehensive support including credit counseling, mortgage affordability assessments, lender finding assistance, down payment aid qualification, and help in locating an affordable home.
Recognizing that every family's needs are unique, we create personalized home-buying strategies. Our one-on-one counseling offers thorough session work, leading to income certification, budget planning, or an action plan for making home purchasing feasible. It's a dedicated process, and our team is committed to guiding each client towards successful homeownership.
Homebuyer Training Classes
Our monthly, award-winning homebuying classes are designed to demystify the process. These free sessions, led by certified instructors and local real estate experts, guide you step-by-step through the home-buying journey.
The classes make homeownership accessible, even for those who might not qualify conventionally, by providing insights into special mortgage options and downpayment assistance. Attendees receive a certificate upon completion.
Our training is tailored for everyone, including full-time workers, single parents, and those with nontraditional schedules. Join us and gain invaluable knowledge for you and your family's future.
Reverse Mortgage Counseling
The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust provides HUD-approved Home Equity Conversion Mortgage counseling. If you are 62 years of age, a homeowner, and possess substantial equity in your home, this Federal Housing Administration (FHA) reverse mortgage product may be a viable alternative to consider.
This mortgage product can help you eliminate your mortgage payment, provide you with a monthly income and/or line of credit, or provide funds for other financial goals. The program provides multiple loan options, and prospective borrowers may work with the counselor to obtain the information they need to make the best decision for themselves.
MEET OUR STAFF:
Your Homebuying Partners
We believe that the journey to homeownership should be as welcoming as the home you’re looking to buy. Our team is made up of experienced professionals who are not just experts in their fields but also passionate about making a
difference in the community.
Meet the team!
"Awesome group of people to work with. We were given helpful information and were able to call (and still do call and email occasionally) with questions and they are always happy to help. We worked with Ron
and can't say enough about him!"
MEET OUR BOARD!
Guiding your Homebuying journey
Our mission is guided by our distinguished Board of Directors. These dedicated individuals play a crucial role in steering our organization toward its goals, ensuring that we remain focused on serving the community and providing the best possible support to our clients.
Meet our board
Tucked amidst the picturesque backdrop of Santa Fe and in close proximity to Swan Park, Arroyo Oeste emerges as a beacon of hope, quality, and affordability. In a celebrated partnership with Arete Homes of Santa Fe, we are elated to introduce this housing development.
Phase I has begun! Phase II will launch in 2024. A limited amount of homes are available with exclusive special pricing through the Housing Trust: 2-bedroom homes at $165,000, 3-bedroom homes at $240,000, and 4-bedroom homes at $327,000. Reach out to us for more information! 505.989.3960
Santa Fe Housing Trust's Initiative for HIV/AIDS Community
In the heart of our mission to foster inclusive housing opportunities, the Santa Fe Housing Trust is proud to announce an empowering initiative designed specifically for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Thanks to the generous support provided by the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS) grant, we are now able to offer a helping hand to first-time homebuyers within this resilient community.
Owning a home is a monumental step towards stability and independence, yet for many living with HIV/AIDS, this dream seems just out of reach. Recognizing the importance of safe, stable housing for the well-being and health of individuals,
this program aims to turn the tide.
If your medical condition has stabilized and you
have a dependable income, you may
be eligible for this life-changing opportunity.
Your income must fall below 80% of the median income,
aligning with the program's commitment to assist
those who need it most.
For more information and to discuss your eligibility,
please contact Yvonne Madrid at 505-989-3960.
Together, we can explore how the Santa Fe Housing Trust,
with the support of the HOPWA grant,
can assist you in achieving your dream of homeownership.
Over the last twenty years, the Santa Fe Community Housing Trust has developed more than 700 homes in 24 neighborhoods throughout the city with an emphasis on quality design, construction and resource efficiency. We use subsidies to reduce costs without compromising on quality. Our homes are built to be versatile and easy to maintain.
We see the opportunity to produce livable neighborhoods that exceed the quality of typical market-rate homes. Apartments such as The Village Sage, Soleras Station ,and Stage Coach, designed to meet some of Santa Fe’s most pressing housing needs. Rental inquiries should be directed to the individual rental property.