Domingo Housing Project
In 2015 SDTHA received a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation from the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority through the federal income tax credit program. The Tribal Housing Authority’s master plan is using this allocation to fund construction of the Village Housing Project: 41 units of affordable rental housing and additional amenities.
Located within walking distance of the Santo Domingo Trading Post and Kewa Rail Runner Stop—a station on the New Mexico Rail Runner commuter line that services Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and other nearby municipalities—this mix of single and two story housing units replaces the cookie-cutter suburban model found on many Indian Reservations with an architectural style that is not only specific to the Santo Domingo Pueblo but, in a broader context, culturally appropriate for Indian Country. The units respect the tribe’s historical preference for density and shared community spaces while placing residents in close proximity to needed amenities.
On the outskirts of the development, SDTHA constructed a 3,000 square foot community center with a daycare, a computer lab, a playground, a basketball court, and a large multipurpose space for social events. An old railroad roundhouse at the center of the development has been converted into a series of community gardens.
Groundbreaking on the Village Housing Project took place in May 2016.