Native Community Finance is a Certified Native Community Development Financial Institution 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. NCF was created to assist families through Financial Education and Financial Counseling Services in order to prepare clients for home purchases, and removal of predatory lenders. In April 2018 NCF brought another CDFI aboard Cha Piyeh, Inc. in order to better serve the Tribal Communities located in Northern New Mexico.
Rose began her career in Indian housing in 1999 working for the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority as an Administrative Assistant and Home Ownership Counselor. She moved to Rio Rancho in 2004 and began working for Enterprise Community Partners Rural and Native American Program one of the leaders in the non-profit sector promoting affordable housing across the country. She also assisted with the formation of another Native Community Development Financial Institute (CDFI) while at Enterprise. In 2013, Rose moved back to Ohkay Owingeh and by merging her experience with housing, counseling and helping people in her community found Cha Piyeh, Inc. and since then, has worked hard to move the organization forward to assist families in Ohkay Owingeh. After Marvin retired in July, Rose assumed the role of Executive Director.
Cordelia Guerrero, better known as “Cordy” is the Finance Officer for the Native Community Finance. Cordy has performed financial duties throughout the majority of her work career (30+ years) at a Federal Credit Union, an Indian Jewelry Company and recently for an Indian Housing Program. Cordy believes in keeping accurate records and does her very best to perform her financial duties. In doing so, it helps when yearly audit time comes around so that the process goes smoothly. Cordy enjoys her position at NCF and looks forward to meeting and assisting NCF clients.
Justine has been in the loan industry for 2 years, before becoming a loan officer she was a receptionist for Native Community Finance then in October 2017 was moved up to Loan Officer. Her main focus is home loan lending which includes HUD 184 Construction loans, and the Pueblo of Laguna Home Loan Program.
She is also Certified in Financial Education through First Nation’s OWEESTA Building Native Communities Fifth Edition Curriculum, Home Ownership and 502 USDA Packager. She educates her clients on a selected basis and also provides one on one counseling.