CALEXICO — A homeownership program under consideration by the Calexico Housing Authority might not allow some elderly and disabled residents of the Casas del Sol housing project to buy the homes they rent from the authority.
Mike Kucharzak, a strategic planner for the Atlanta-based Goodwin and Associates, has been in town for a week working with residents and ironing out details of the implementation plan for the homeownership program. The plan has to be filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This program will allow Casas residents who qualify based on income and credit history to buy the authority homes they rent.
Some of the 50 Casas families have waited for more than eight years for the authority and HUD to finalize the program's plan to allow them to buy their homes.