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  • March 27, 2024

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Wells Fargo Bank Award $750K to CC Housing for Senior Affordable Housing Development

Felician Villa Apartments to Serve Those 55 and Older

Left to right: Maribel Trujillo, Ada Mendez, Hannah Kunzle, Christi Wheelock, Clarissa Aragon, Jeanne Redondo, Tim Martinez, Jacobo Martinez, Josh Howe, George Maestas, Jeff Payne, Izzy Hernandez and Justin Carmona.
RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO, March 27, 2024 — Representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, dignitaries joined CC Housing, a subsidiary of Catholic Charities last week for the groundbreaking ceremony for Felician Villa Apartments, a senior housing complex in Rio Rancho. FHLB Dallas awarded a $750,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant through member Wells Fargo to CC Housing to assist with construction.

CC Housing, a housing nonprofit organization based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides affordable housing options to low-income and special-needs families and individuals across New Mexico.

Completion of the Felician Villa Apartments development will include 132 newly constructed one- and two-bedroom units that will be used by seniors 55 and older of all beliefs and backgrounds. It will be located within 500 feet of Meadowlark Senior Center, which offers reduced-cost meals and educational seminars for health and wellness. The gross residential area for the apartments is 47,712 square feet.

“We are so grateful to the Felician Sisters of Rio Rancho who donated this property and to all our partners who pulled resources together to make this development happen and we are excited to bring this project to the community of Rio Rancho,” said Dolores Nunez, President of CC Housing.

AHP funds assist FHLB Dallas members in financing the purchase, construction and rehabilitation of owner-occupied, rental or transitional housing and housing for homeless individuals. The funds must be used to benefit households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the median income for the area.

“Chelsea Investment Corporation is an industry leader providing much-needed affordable housing for seniors in Rio Rancho,” said Christian von Merkatz, director in Community Lending and Investment at Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo is proud and honored to be the construction lender on this impactful project.”

AHP funds are distributed through FHLB Dallas member institutions to support affordable housing needs in communities, such as multifamily and single-family housing. For example, funds can be used to assist vulnerable groups like the homeless, the elderly and those recovering from addiction and substance abuse.

“Wells Fargo has been instrumental in affordable housing developments in areas that need it most,” said Greg Hettrick, senior vice president and director of Community Investment at FHLB Dallas. “We are pleased to provide critical funding to this project and look forward to many more projects.”

In 2023, FHLB Dallas awarded $28.4 million in AHP grants to 43 affordable housing projects. The grants will help create 2,677 new or rehabilitated housing units. In 2024, $79.4 million has been allocated for the AHP General Fund. Learn more about the FHLB Dallas Affordable Housing Program.

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank System created by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $128.3 billion as of December 31, 2023, is a member-owned cooperative that supports housing and community development by providing competitively priced loans and other credit products to approximately 800 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.

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