Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority

In 2015 the Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority (SDTHA) was awarded a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation received from the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority through the federal income tax credit program, the development consists of 41 units of affordable rental housing. This mix of single and two story housing units replaces the cookie-cutter suburban model found on many Indian Reservations with an architectural style that is not only specific to the Kewa Pueblo but, in a broader context, appropriate for Indian Country. The units respect the tribe’s historical preference for density and shared community spaces while placing residents in close proximity to needed tribal amenities. Integrated into the development is a 3,000 square foot community center with a daycare, a computer lab, a playground and basketball court, and a large multipurpose space for social events. SNCC worked closely with Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, the architect of record, and SDTHA to involve the Kewa Pueblo in the entire design process of this development.