AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT

CITY OF LAS CRUCES

PROJECT SUMMARY

Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority's (MVPHA) Oak Street Apartments Rehabilitation project will support moderate rehabilitation of a housing complex needing repairs, primarily occupied by Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing (VASH) recipients and individuals/families earning below 50% of the area medium income (AMI). Renovations will include repairing/replacing concrete walkways/stairs, resurfacing the parking lot, painting the building, adding exterior lighting, and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.

GOALS

1. Reduce homelessness, particularly among Veterans.

2. Support affordable, accessible rental housing.

3. Preserve existing affordable housing.

MILESTONES

1. January 2023 - Contractor RFP

2. February 2023 - Permits Received

3. February 2023 - Construction Start

4. November 2023 - Construction Completed

OUTCOMES

Provide 22 active duty or retired United States military Veterans and households earning below 50% of the area AMI with rehabilitated and affordable housing.

RATIONALE FOR THE PROJECT

Since 1976, the Oak Street Apartment's original property, located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has not been renovated and needs repairs. Most of its tenants are U.S. military Veterans or individuals/families earning below 50% of the AMI. Mesilla Valley Community of Hope, a non-profit assisting homeless populations, provides tenants with on-site case management, cost-free transportation, and nutrition support services. The goal is to complete a moderate rehabilitation that will enable MVPHA to continue to provide safe, decent, affordable housing to lower-income veterans and households in the community.