Tres Rios is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

We are excited to announce that due to a grant from BHP Billiton we will be able to realize our plans to open The Habitat Store. We will announce more information soon.

For those of you who are unaware of what The Habitat Store is: We take the gently used items that are donated to us and make them available to the public to purchase at thrift store prices rather than having to purchase those type of items at chain stores for full price. Many Habitat Affiliates have Habitat Stores and credit their stores for being able to help more families in their communities. That is our goal with a The Habitat Store here. Helping more families here in San Juan County is a priority for us we believe that having The Habitat Store will help us do so. Please look for our upcoming opportunities to help us raise funds and awareness in order for this need to be met.


Finished!

This time of the year is so special for us. We have just finished the Habitat home that our wonderful volunteers and partner family have been working on for over a year & we are gearing up for the Holiday season. Our gift wrapping booth is coming up in December and we are making plans to begin building our next Habitat home in the Spring. A Big thank you to all our volunteers! We literally couldn’t do what we do without you! -Jennifer Thiessen, Executive Director


STATE TAX CREDITS STILL AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME: GET THEM BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

We still have state tax credits available. When you send us a donation of $300.00 or more you will receive state tax credits for half of the value. You also will receive the regular federal tax benefit as well. We may only have these state tax credits for a limited time so please contact s as soon as possible to make your donation or to get more information.


The next four houses will be built on Crouch Mesa. Click here to see if you qualify for one of our houses.

NEW PARTNER FAMILY WANTED for the next house to be built. Come to the Orientation and Application meeting on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Board Room at the Farmington Civic Center. We will explain the qualifications and requirements for being considered to become the next new homeowner. The basic qualifications are outlined below.

  1. To qualify you must demonstrate that your current housing is inadequate. For example: no indoor plumbing, poor heating, leaks in the roof, overcrowding (three or more to a bedroom), unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
  2. You need to have lived in San Juan County for a year.
  3. Your total family income should not be much more than $32,000.00 to $40,000.00 per year depending upon the size of the family, roughly 60% of the median income for San Juan County.

To see the full application: HabitatApplication.pdf

ANIMAS VALLEY LAND AND WATER CO. SELLS FIVE LOTS ON CROUCH MESA FOR NEW HABITAT HOMES

Tres Rios Habitat presented a check to Animas Valley Land and Water Co. for five lots on Crouch Mesa. They were able to purchase the five lots valued at $38,500.00 each for $10,000.00 each and granting state tax credits for the remainder of the donated value. These lots are located on Vista Heights North and have natural gas available in addition to the other utilities. Board members and Habitat supporters are excited about being able to create our own little subdivision of Habitat homes. We are especially thankful to Janis Swint and Fred Whistle, General Manager, for all of their perseverance and work in bringing this sale to completion.


DESIGNATE TO TRES RIOS HABITAT THROUGH UNITED WAY AND THE FEDERAL COMBINED CAMPAIGN

Tres Rios Habitat is not a partner agency with the San Juan County United Way. However, contributors may designate their gifts to go to our organization. When your company has its United Way Fund campaign, please encourage your friends and associates to designate your gifts to Tres Rios Habitat. The United Way will see that we receive all of the funds that are designated to us. Federal workers may also designate funds to Tres Rios Habitat. Our combined campaign number is: 72381.

We can provide a great deal of funding for the work of low income housing in San Juan County when we share our personal enthusiasm with others and ask them to designate their gifts to support our efforts.


Receive Tax Credits When You Donate to Habitat for Humanity

New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue is offering tax credits to individuals or businesses that donate land, buildings, cash or services to eligible affordable housing projects, such as Habitat for Humanity. The tax credit is equal to 50% of the value of the donation, and can go towards any State income taxes, gross receipts taxes and compensating taxes (excluding local option gross receipts tax imposed by a municipality or county, or the government gross receipts tax).

Please help support these efforts!

The tax credits may be carried over for up to five years and may be transferred one time to any individual or business. In addition to receiving a tax credit, you may also write off your donation as a charitable contribution on your federal taxes.

The tax savings alone make donating to Habitat for Humanity worth it. For example, if an individual or business donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity they will receive a tax credit of $5,000. They can then use all of their tax credit for any state tax liability for the first year, or carry the credit forward for up to five years. Or they can give their tax credit to someone else that needs it. And they can still deduct $10,000 from their federal taxes. When all is said and done, the $10,000 donation ends up costing only $2,500 with a tax savings of $7,500. Most importantly, the donation goes towards Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to end the affordable housing crises in New Mexico.


DONATIONS BY INDIVIDUALS ENCOURAGED

While we acknowledge the large donations made by corporations, we want to remember those other donations that are received from individuals. At the current time, we receive monthly gifts from several persons. These gifts mount up and allow the organization to pay for new houses or other bills that keep a nonprofit organization functioning and on task. If you are willing to make a one-time donation or to give on a regular basis, please make your check or money order to Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity and send it to PO Box 324, Farmington, NM 87499.


Habitat for Humanity is always grateful for help and involvement, including cash donations, building materials and labor.

New! We now can accept donations with a PayPal button.

 

Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 324
Farmington, NM 87499
505-326-5379 (Voice)
505-327-1159 (Fax)
habitatsanjuan@gmail.com

The Habitat Store
505-592-7761
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