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Roswell to get new affordable housing complex

Faith Egbuonu
September 03, 2019 06:13 PM

ROSWELL, N.M.- Some people in New Mexico don’t have a roof over their head or a place to call home.

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So, one Albuquerque man is stepping up to the plate to lend a helping hand to those in need. His first stop is Roswell.

"I purchased the units last September. We acquired them through a distressed foreclosure sale and what's been under renovation about 37,000 square feet since then,” said Pueblo Chamisa’s owner, Adam Trubow.

Lucy Brown, a Roswell resident said it took a while for her 21-year-old son to get back on his feet.

"He was in the streets. He was homeless for a while-- Just a lost soul,” Brown said.

However, there’s good news.

Pueblo Chamisa, a 54 unit newly renovated apartment complex, will soon be home to Brown’s son next month.

Trubow believes Roswell was in dire need of affordable housing for low income families.

"Some of the demographics that we're really trying to cater to are homeless, people coming out of transitions from the streets, veterans in need, and there’s been a big need for domestic violence,” Trubow said.

The apartments are fully equipped with brand-new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood floors and much more.

"It's pretty much top to the bottom. The units were at the end of their economical life. We put on a new roof, plumbing system, HVAC, exterior paint, said Trubow. "We're demoing the pool. There was an existing pool where we'll be putting in basketball courts, corn hole boards, BBQ facilities, and really making community and family friendly."

Trubow said it doesn’t take much to be qualified for the newly renovated apartments.

"It's simple. You just got to be income qualified or HUD qualified,” Trubow said. “Zero criminal history, there's some exceptions to that, and no recent evictions within the last seven years.”

Renovations are expected to be complete in six months.

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