Nuestra Casa (Our House): A New Model for Self-help & Improvement Along the Texas/Mexico Border

In 2007, the Nuestra Casa program was evaluated by the Texas A&M Department of Landscape, Architecture and Urban Planning, with Dr. Cecilia Giusti as primary investigator. Her final report indicated that Nuestra Casa provides a highly effective model to improve the quality of life for residents along the border. What is more, program funds are often spent on local materials and local labor, which increases both commerce and income in these marginalized communities.