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Silver City Sun News: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall meets families and tours affordable housing project he secured funding for

U.S. Senator Tom Udall visited Silver City Thursday and met with new homeowners in the Vistas de Plata subdivision, a 56-unit affordable housing project that he helped secure more than $1 million in funding for.

Three of the families were on hand to meet with Udall and show him their new homes. Mickey and Caroline Grado qualified for their new robin’s egg blue home with a low-interest U.S.D.A. loan. They, and and two of their seven children, were happy to meet Udall and show him their new house, which they expect to be ready within a week.

Udall strolled through the spacious two-bedroom, two-bath home and marveled that there would be plenty of room for the Grados’ 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren to visit.