Sawmill Community Land Trust

Mailing Address: 990 18th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Albuquerque, NM 87104
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505)764-0359
NTEE Code: L- Housing and Shelter, P- Human Services, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building, W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

Sawmill CLT is dedicated to developing vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods through the creation & stewardship of permanently affordable housing for low and moderate income families through the CLT model. We empower under served, disinvested communities through civic engagement, education, and advocacy

Primary Programs:

Permanently Affordable Housing Development: Our feature project is the Arbolera de Vida (ADV) community. Located on a 27 acre former brownfield site near downtown Albuquerque, the mixed income community will be home to almost 200 households. With 93 homeownership units, a 60 unit live/work rental facility, & a 46 unit senior rental community, ADV is a shining example of how the CLT model delivers on its promise of building affordable, quality housing, making homeownership sustainable, and providing for the responsible, stewardship of public funds & community assets.

Housing and Financial Counseling & Education: Our HUD-certified counseling program equips families and individuals with the knowledge & financial literacy necessary to address their housing needs, improve their financial situation, & better prepare for their future. Our services target low/moderate income households—those who are least served and who benefit most from resources.

Community Building & Leadership Development: As a membership organization, we empower residents to take the lead in their communities and help build leadership skills through education and mentorship.

Community Advocacy & Resource Referrals: We recognize that adequate housing is only one element of a community's needs. Because of our permanent relationship to the communities we serve, we are uniquely positioned to offer advocacy, counsel, and referral services to help residents and communities address other issues.

Populations Served: All Populations, Elderly, Families, Low Income
Counties Served: Bernalillo
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $500,000 - $749,999
Personnel: 6 to 9 FTE
Executive Director:

Wade Patterson

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS

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