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Tsigo Bugeh Village

Designed to pay homage to one of the oldest housing types in North America, Tsigo Bugeh Village (pronounced SEE-go BOO-gey) is a complex of 40 townhouses arranged around two plazas at San Juan Pueblo, a Native American reservation located a little more than 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The project features layout and massing that were inspired by the original buildings at the pueblo -- one of the oldest continuously occupied places in North America -- and has both market-rate housing and housing for those earning between 40 and 60 percent of the area median income.

Funded primarily through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA), Tsigo Bugeh provides residences primarily to members of the San Juan tribe; non-tribal members are allowed in only if living with a tribal member. Additional funding comes from HOME funds allocated by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. Notably, San Juan Pueblo is the first tribe in New Mexico to utilize HOME money.

Image and case study courtesy of Urban Land Institute Development Case Studies.