The Housing Authority of the City of Truth or Consequences

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Challenge Commitment
373Thousand Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity-8%Cumulative (vs Baseline)

The Housing Authority of the City of Truth or Consequences in New Mexico, also known as the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority was developed in 1967 solely for the purpose of providing decent, safe and sanitary housing for eligible families, seniors and disabled people in a manner that promotes serviceability, economy, efficiency and stability of the housing programs and social well-being of the tenants.

Focusing on sustainability and the success of their residents, Truth or Consequences Housing Authority has created two innovative programs:

•  Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a voluntary program that helps low-income families obtain the education, job training, and life skills necessary to move toward financial self-sufficiency. This program helps households learn to take control of their lives and achieve complete economic independence from all welfare programs within five years. The FSS Program does not affect housing subsidy.

•  Resident Opportunities & Self-Sufficiency is a program assisting Senior/Disabled residents to live independent, self-sufficient, and productive lives by providing supportive services.

The Housing Authority has partnered with the New Mexico Housing & Community Development Corporation to provide housing management services and technical support in communities outside of Truth or Consequences. This partnership enables the Housing Authority to expand from the traditional roles in Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers to non-traditional roles managing and/or owning other types of affordable housing. This expansion allows the Housing Authority to sustain the necessary housing programs in their communities, while also sustaining the Housing Authority as funding is reduced or becomes less reliable.