October 02, 2009

Corporation Receives Funding to Improve Homes in Colonias

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced the Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation will receive a $121,848 grant to repair and rehabilitate the homes of five low income families in the Colonias in Anthony. In addition, Tierra Del Sol will provide more than $300,000 from other sources to help with repairs. 

The funding, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Preservation Grant program, will help repair leaking roofs, plumbing and crumbling foundations. It will also be used to pay for additional insulation, caulking and energy-saving windows and doors to cut down on monthly energy bills.

“Families in the Colonias all too often do not have access to safe affordable housing. This grant will provide resources for five Anthony families to improve their homes and save money by cutting down on high energy costs,” Udall said.

In August, Udall staff members toured a Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation project with executive director Rose Garcia, where they learned about the success of past housing projects that have strengthened families and communities in southern New Mexico.

Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation is a regional housing and community development corporation whose purpose is to build affordable housing and promote the development of the community.