Fair Housing 50th Anniversary Celebration

Recently, Bobby Griffith, CFO of JL Gray and President of Apartment Association of New Mexico, joined other housing industry leaders in speaking at the state capitol in Santa Fe. The occasion was to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (Civil Rights Act of 1968). Mr. Griffith spoke on the importance of this act and how it applies to affordable housing in rural communities. A large percentage of New Mexicans live in these rural areas with one-third of New Mexicans living in rental housing. Mr. Griffith was joined by Art Garcia, State Director of New Mexico USDA, Rural Development, Jay Czar, Executive Director of New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, Connie Hettinga, President of Realtors Association of New Mexico, John Garcia, Executive Director of New Mexico Home Builders Association, Jack Thompson of New Mexico Mortgage Lenders Association and Steven Anaya of Realtors Association of New Mexico. Photos taken by LeRoy N. Sanchez

Christmas Carolers in Roswell, NM

We had Iglesias Bautista church come and sing for the residents at our Senior Apartments in Roswell, NM Saturday 12/23/2017 at 6:30pm with a treat of cake, cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, tea and punch. The residents that came to the event had a great time and thanked JL Gray for setting it up.

North Star Christmas Party

Great Success at our North Star, San Miguel and Gallinas Holiday Party. The decorating contest had some great participants. Fun was had by all.

2017 JL Gray All Company Meeting

JL Gray would like to thank all those who participated in making the JL Gray all company meeting a success.

Thanksgiving at Golden Acres

Thanksgiving Luncheon held November 6th at Golden Acres Senior Apartments in Portales NM. A turkey dinner was served, and residents brought side dishes and desserts. We had a fireman from the Portales Fire Department speak to our residents about fire safety.

Happy Halloween From Cibola Apartments

Trick or Treating at Cibola Apartments 2017.

Recent troubles showcase amazing JL Gray team

The Roswell Summit Apartments were undergoing repairs when several leaks were discovered that required major intervention from NM Gas and several plumbers. Residents were without gas for up to seven days, but a caring and energetic team of JL Gray staff jumped in to take care of those residents. Gina Arambula, Jonathan Venturo, Francis Aragones and Shaundean Sisneros spent evenings and weekends cooking hot meals for residents to make sure they were well fed. Gina and Michael provided electric heaters and kept the community room open. Residents were very grateful for all the extra work the JL Gray team put in. "Never in my life have I seen people pull together and genuinely care for our needs like this staff did." said Jenna Vaughn. “I am so proud of our team,” said Frankie Barnes. “They went above and beyond their job description.” The property is back up and running now, but the team is still ready to tackle any challenge that comes there way.

Golden Acres Remodel

Golden Acres Senior Apartments in Portales NM, recently went through a remodel.

Cliffside I, II and III/USDA Success Story

Cliffside Apartments in Gallup NM served USDA summer meals this year along with hundreds of other RD multi-family housing communities. Read more here.

2017 Strikeout Homelessness Bowl-A-Thon

JL Gray once again sponsored the 2017 Strikeout Homelessness Bowl-A-Thon in Albuquerque New Mexico. It was great fun for everyone and benefitted a good cause. Manager Bree Shafer won a wilderness adventure, but truly we all won that day.