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Alexandra Ladd: Santa Fe Housing Director

 Video Chapters

Chapter One: 03:47 – Santa Fe Housing Crisis

Chapter Two: 09:44 – More Housing Choices Outside of Santa Fe

Chapter Three: 17:54 – Santa Fe Housing Resource Contacts

Chapter Four: 19:40 – Lottery System to Receive Housing Assistance

Chapter Five: 22:16 – City of Santa Fe Created Housing for Homeless 

Alexandra Ladd, Director, City of Santa Fe Affordable Housing.

Affordable Housing Options in Santa Fe

Alexandra Ladd has been a resident of New Mexico since shortly before her sixth birthday, living in Santa Fe, Tesuque, Corrales, UNM’s “student ghetto”, Nob Hill and Santa Fe. After graduating with an Asian Studies degree from a small college on the East Coast, Alexandra moved back to New Mexico and eventually attained a Master’s degree from UNM’s Community and Regional Planning Department. Shortly after, she was hired by the City of Santa Fe as a housing planner and moved to Santa Fe.  

After six years with the City, and an 8 month camping sabbatical during which she and her husband visited all but 8 of the National Parks, Alexandra began work as a planning consultant. She wrote affordable housing plans for Santa Rosa, Taos, Lea County, Las Vegas and Belen to enable these governments to provide resources for affordable housing. 

In 2012, she was rehired by the City of Santa Fe. Currently, she is the Director of the City’s Office of Affordable Housing. In this position, she administers Santa Fe’s inclusionary zoning program, oversees funding allocations from HUD and Santa Fe’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, manages operational grants provided to local housing services providers and works on broad-based affordable housing policy issues.  

In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys walking the dog, hiking, skiing, camping, and traveling with her husband and two kids, volunteering at her kids’ school, gardening and having the extended family over for dinner.