La Coalición de Taos

Taos Housing Resources

Crisis and Transitional Housing

Celeste Trujillo, Community Against Violence
24-hour Crisis Hotline: 575-758-9888

Kimberly Park, Executive Director, HEART of Taos
Taos CARES Crisis Housing Program

Innovative Housing Creation

Ryan Timmermans, Veterans Off Grid

Erin Sanborn, Kit Carson Electric Co-op
(575) 770 -2991

Malaquias Rael, Questa Lodging Project

LOR Foundation, supporting Questa Lodging Project
Sonya Struck, Taos Community Officer
(575) 770-8469

Jake Caldwell
(575) 224-1810
Planning and Policy Development

Catherine Hummel, DreamTree Project

Andy Jones, Senior Planner, Taos County

Multiple organizations and agencies are tackling the housing crisis in Taos. Here is a list of resources and informative programs:

Crisis and Transitional Housing
Youth Heartline:
Sandy Emory

Dream Tree Project
24/7 shelter for teens, 128 La Posta Rd (behind Albertsons)
Catherine Hummel, Executive Director,

Enos Garcia Nurturing Center:
Siena Sanderson,

Taos Schools:
Florence Miera, LMSW, homeless liaison for Taos Municipal Schools,

Community Against Violence:
24 hour Crisis Hotline
Celeste Trujillo,

Taos CARES Crisis Housing Program: HEART of Taos
Kimberly Park, Executive Director

Taos Coalition to End Homelessness (TCEH)/Taos Men’s Shelter
Andy Chiaraluce, executive director

Rio Grande ATP, Adult Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program
Lawrence Medina

Taos Pueblo Housing Authority
Anne Sandoval
Executive Director

Northern Regional Housing Authority
public housing and housing vouchers
Terry Baca

El Camino Real Housing Authority
Housing vouchers for Northern Region/new Emergency Housing Voucher program
MaryAnn Chavez-Lopez
575-835-0196 x401

Nonprofit Directory (Taos County)
Created by Alice Morillon

Statewide List of Housing Assistance Resources:

Innovative Housing Creation

Veterans Off-Grid
Ryan Timmermans

Questa Lodging
Malaquias Rael

Sonya Struck
LOR Foundation Taos Community Officer

Community Housing Trusts (Yes! Magazine Article)
What Community Land Trusts Can Do for Racial Equity
Habitat for Humanity
Kevin J. Miller, Executive Director

Tierra Realty
Development of affordable, mixed-income and market-rate communities
Steve Crozier, housing developer

RYNO: Rewire Yourself With New Opportunities
Recovery Housing program for first-time offenders transitioning from addiction and incarceration, set in a highly supportive mobile home village in Questa.
Daniel “Ryno” Herrera
Todd Wynward
RYNO Program Overview (Click here for downloadable pdf)

Strategy and Planning for Affordable, Sustainable Housing

Taos County Affordable Housing Taos County Affordable Housing Plan:
Andy Jones, Sr. Planner

100% Taos
Part of the 100% New Mexico initiative. A countywide strategy for creating trauma-free childhoods that lead to school achievement, community engagement, job readiness and a self-sufficient and healthy life in New Mexico.

Project Moxie
Working with communities and nonprofit organizations throughout the Southwest to develop affordable housing plans. Jenn Lopez, founder and president.

Affordable Housing in Taos
(slide presentation on the housing situation and potential strategies/options)

Project Moxie/LOR Foundation/Taos Community Foundation
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Report: Equitable Development and Risk of Displacement

Executive summary:

Chainbreaker Collective, Health Equity Partnership and Human Impact Partners

Our hope is that these panel discussions move you to action. Here are more ways you can get involved in creating positive change:

100% Community Housing Action Team
Meeting on 12/8/2021, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (via Google Meet)
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 717-964-0253‬ PIN: ‪258 499 338‬#

Call your elected officials and ask them to support funding for Rural Partnership Program funds Housing Our Communities Summit
Congressman Joe Neguse (Colorado)
Video on nationwide housing issues.
Good basic, easy-to-digest information: