Pima County helps home buyers, stabilizes neighborhoodsby Pima County News on Aug. 11, 2011, under Community Development & Neighborhood Conservation, Pima County, Tucson
The Pima County Community Land Trust stabilizes neighborhoods by using federal grant funds to buy and rehab foreclosed homes and sell them to low-income individuals and families with good credit. Because the trust continues to own the land the homes are on, the homes are more affordable and the homebuyers are able to build equity not available to them as renters.
You can read more about the land trust in the Arizona Daily Star.
The land trust is a nonprofit organization. Pima County obtained and administers one of the federal grants that funds the land trust’s work through the Pima Neighborhood Investment Partnership (www.pnip.org). Betty Villegas, manager of the Pima County Housing Center, is on the land trust’s board of directors.
For more information about the land trust, contact Maggie Amado-Tellez at www.pimacountycommunitylandtrust.org.
For information about other housing programs and assistance in Pima County, contact:
Betty Villegas, Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress, at 624-2947 or Betty.Villegas@pima.gov.
Gary Bachman, Pima Neighborhood Investment Partnership, at 295-2925 x1 or Gary.Bachman@pima.gov.