Taos Haus +6

Taos, NM

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Green Housing

Taos Haus +6 is a 30-unit community on two separate sites in Taos, New Mexico. One site is comprised of 24 new single-family homes and includes a new community building with kitchen, laundry facilities, playground, orchard and basketball court. The other is an existing six-unit building originally constructed in 1979 that underwent both interior and exterior upgrades.

Residences feature a refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, linen closet, pantry, blinds, washer/dryer hook-ups and patio/balcony. Rents target families earning between 40-60 percent of Area Median Income. Eight apartments are set aside for families with children and two for special-needs households.

Taos Haus achieved LEED Platinum certification by using eco-friendly materials such as energy-efficient heating/cooling systems, Energy Star appliances and light fixtures, low-flow bath/kitchen fixtures and low-VOC paints and flooring in addition to a Low E window package, which provides a unique combination of low heat loss and higher solar heat gain to handle the extreme conditions in Taos.

Third-party providers offer services which include health and nutrition education, blood pressure/health screening, computer classes, financial literacy classes and job training, search and/or placement assistance.

Co-sponsors, Tierra Realty Trust, LLC and non-profit Golden Spread Rural Frontier Coalition partnered on the development and renovation of Taos Haus+6 and National Equity FundĀ® invested $5.6 million of LIHTC equity.

Project Details

Completed
2013
Location
918 Gusdorf Road Taos NM
Project Type
Green Housing
Total Units
30
Mix of residences
24-2 br; 6-3 br
LTD partnership
Taos Haus Housing, LLLP
Tax Credit Equity
$5.6 million
Total Project Costs
$6.7 million
Permanent Lenders
Bank of America

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority