Hispanic advocacy benefits extend to education, homes
Chicanos Por La Causa is building a community of affordable homes that it says incorporate the latest “green” technology in building materials to be named after Phoenix attorney José Cárdenas.
Cárdenas Villas will consist of 46 homes at 36th Street and Southern Avenue. The homes will be priced between $210,000 and $225,000, according to Charles Wood, director of housing development for the group. Grants will be available to some buyers with eligibility on HUD-structured loans starting at 80 percent of the average median income and on mortgage revenue bond program funds as high as 115 percent of AMI.
The Phoenix Business Journal carries the complete article here.
Cárdenas was the subject of a post on this site yesterday. He is a strong advocate of private financing of public education for college students illegally in the United States. State law does not deny such students an education, but requires them to pay out-of-state tuition. Although many citizens students have to work to afford the ever-escalating rates, Cárdenas supports private funding to assist those here illegally.
Taking a cue from the “affordable” housing (Cárdenas Villas) bearing his name, the scholarships could be called Cárdenas Manna.