Why We Do It
- Imagine living where you did not feel safe due to physical threats, gang harassment, drug rings or drunks.
- Imagine if your home did not have heat or air conditioning.
- Imagine the fear of falling through rotting floors just crossing a room in your home.
- Imagine your household electrical system being a combination of extension cords.
- Imagine plumbing leaks damaging multiple rooms in your home.
- Imagine not having a yard or safe place for your children to play.
- Imagine being the breadwinner and not having a bedroom to sleep in.
- Imagine living in small quarters with multiple families.
- Imagine your landlord refusing to fix problems or being afraid of negative consequences if you request repairs.
- Imagine roof damage, usually from poorly maintained evaporative coolers, resulting in leakage which causes wall and floor damage inside.
- Imagine only having one operable door into a home and windows that do not operate should a fire break out.
- Imagine the lack of ventilation when windows do not operate.
These are the housing conditions we at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity are working to eliminate in Las Cruces.