People We Serve

Sawmill Community Land Trust serves income qualified individuals and families in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. We have a mix of market-rate and affordable homes for sale in Arbolera de Vida, our flagship development. However, the majority of homes are targeted to first-time homebuyers who earn 80%, or less, of the Area Median Income (AMI). Our three affordable rental apartment complexes are geared to those who earn 40%-60%, of the AMI.

According to a City of Albuquerque Workforce Housing Study, 39% of the area’s employees earn 80%, or below, the AMI. These are hardworking people who are doing what they can to build better futures. However, housing for this group is often substandard in quality, too crowded or too expensive (or a combination of the three). Sawmill Community Land Trust is working help bridge the gap between quality housing and affordability by providing energy efficient, attractive housing set within a revitalized neighborhood that caterers, teachers, city employees, mechanics and retirees can afford and feel proud of.