Graciela’s Story

Now that the elections are over, it’s time to focus on the issues. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Santa Fe had a high eviction rate. We still saw many evictions in people-of-color low-income neighborhoods even during the federal, state, and municipal moratorium. Our community’s priority is to prevent a looming eviction crisis. We asked the elected officials about this specific issue on our 2022 Voter Guide.

Half of Santa Fe’s families are rent-burdened; Graciela Ortega, one of many tenants going through this, decided to speak up.

Santa Fe is now in a pivotal moment, with the development of the city-owned Midtown campus property. A Community Land Trust model of development for Midtown offers an opportunity to create new affordable housing options to support stability for all Santa Feans.