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Blighted bungalow transformed by nonprofit

Posted: Thursday, Sep 26th, 2013

MONTE VISTA—For many years, the house on the corner of Madison and Fourth streets in Monte Vista stood vacant, with windows boarded up and general disrepair plaguing the exterior, but over the past several months, this has changed thanks to the efforts of Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC). CRHDC, a nonprofit organization with an office in Alamosa, acquired this property through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and has completely rehabilitated this dilapidated building, transforming it from blight into a highlight for the surrounding neighborhood.

When CRHDC purchased the home at 405 Madison St., the interior was completely gutted: debris scattered across the floor, large holes in the walls, an incomplete stairway to the second floor, wires hanging from the ceiling. The windows had been boarded up along with the doors, and the lawn was in general disarray.

“We saw this as a chance to not only create homeownership where it didn’t exist before, but to help revitalize the block, and to make a broader impact in the community as a whole.” said Al Gold, Executive Director of CRHDC.

For the complete article see the 09-26-2013 issue.

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