New Mexico

Federal Policy Efforts (State-specific)

Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation

Located in Embudo, New Mexico, Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation (SDN) used HFFI financing to strengthen its Healthy Food Initiative, which provides direct support, economic incentives, and improved resource availability to regional farmers. SDN seeks to supplement farmers’ incomes, create jobs, and increase access to healthy, affordable foods through the administration of a no-interest $150,000 revolving loan fund for regional farmers. SDN is also using federal HFFI funding to: establish a year-round indoor Mercado and relocate another farmers market; create a food hub to provide local farmers with access to equipment, storage, and marketing resources to access secondary and institutional markets; and provide a venue for community workshops, trainings, and educational outreach. SDN expects to create 40 jobs. You can find more information here

Source of money: HFFI CED Program

YES Housing, Inc.

YES Housing, Inc. is using HFFI financing to develop a mixed-use site to create a healthy food supermarket in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This project will be located in a neighborhood with a high density of affordable housing but limited shopping venues. This project will bring a much needed source of healthy food to the community and to counteract years of disinvestment and deterioration in the community. Moreover, this project will send a positive signal to commercial development in the downtown Albuquerque area. The supermarket venture will employ 17 full-time workers and restaurant owners will occupy adjacent retail spaces and create 30 additional positions. A rooftop urban farm will employ veterans, serving as a point of workforce re-entry as well as a source of local nutritious food options. This project will leverage $17,186,508 in additional funding. You can find more information here.

Source of money: HFFI CED Program

State & Local Policy Efforts

Are you working on a local or state policy effort in this state? Are you involved with a project supported by a federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative grant? Let us know at info@healthyfoodaccess.org or visit the Contact Us page to add to the Portal.

We encourage you to check out the following resources to learn more about or get involved with food access issues in your state:

For a full understanding of Healthy Food Financing Initiatives from advocacy to implementation, see The Food Trust’s Healthy Food Financing Handbook.

To find examples of other federal, state, and local policy efforts and initiatives -- as well as financing opportunities -- by going to Find Money & Policy Efforts by State.