Cárdenas Villas: “Affordable” housing for a quarter mil

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.

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5 Responses to Cárdenas Villas: “Affordable” housing for a quarter mil

  1. SherriAZ says:

    Let’s guess how this racist move will pan out as the only people to get the loans will be of “La Raza” or The Race. Funny how racism is OK when it works to their advantage. Look for that area to turn into the next barrio.

  2. Mesan says:

    This doesn’t sound like affordable housing to me.

  3. Thomas says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion these are not available to everyone. The melting pot is a bygone concept. We’re talking separatism.

  4. Bill says:

    Green technology? How about Brown set-asides?

  5. Tim L says:

    Low income housing at $225,000. subsidized by the taxpayer. Not in favor of that? You must be racist. Aye carrumbah.