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Monday, September 24, 2007

Tonight on Espejos: Affordable Housing in ABQ

From Javier Benavidez: Check out KUNM 89.9FM TONIGHT, Monday, September 24th, at 8:00 PM for a live discussion with organizers of the Workforce Housing Opportunity Act (WHOA), an effort to establish a trust fund for permanently affordable housing in Albuquerque.

This past summer, organizers achieved the placement of the bond question on the ballot to be voted on by Albuquerqueans in the muncipal election on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007. If approved, the fund will provide more than $5 million per year (with a required match of $20 million from non-city funds) for land banking and the construction, financing, and rehabilitation of affordable housing in Albuquerque.

Issues including national housing market trends, the mortgage lending industry crisis, and gentrification have made home ownership challenging in Albuquerque's established neighborhoods for low to moderate income residents. Please tune in for a discussion about the struggle for permanently affordable housing in Albuquerque and beyond.

Espejos de Aztlan has been on-air since 1979 and is part of the Raices Collective which conducts programming on news, culture and music from a Latino perspective on KUNM 89.9FM. For more information or to submit input about Espejos de Aztlan, please visit the "Raices" link at http://kunm.org/culture/.

September 24, 2007 at 02:00 PM in 2007 Albq. Municipal Elections, Economy, Populism, Local Politics, Media | Permalink

Comments

Trailers and over night sprawl are cheaper than adobe. NM has become the vast land of trailers and gringo Califa style mcmansions.
My father's hunting grounds are violated. My son will not be a hunter like the generations of men proceeding him.
The way they roast the chile in these half-assed fast paced days is just WRONG.
It's all wrong now when all that's left is the simulated virtual violence of video games to train our men to be hunters and warriors.
What a dim image of real life that was NM's rich past that is peddled to touristas and retirees.

Posted by: qofdisks | Sep 24, 2007 10:52:06 PM