Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Teacher Housing Program Starts.(Journal North)

Byline: Angela Turner Journal Staff Writer

Santa Fe Public Schools on Wednesday officially kicked off its teacher housing program during a ceremony at Capital High School.

The Teacherwise program will make low-interest loans available for teachers who want to buy, repair or rent a home in New Mexico.

The program is a partnership between SFPS and Homewise, formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Santa Fe Inc. The district has $1 million available for loans.

School Board President Donita Sena said teachers are finding out that the housing program is finally a reality after seven years of board talks. She said at least 30 teachers have made inquiries to Homewise about the program. …

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