SAN JOSE, Calif.
— It’s been nearly a year since the real estate mogul who helped revive the struggling U.S. territory is set to make his first home sale in more than a decade.
But for now, the family of the man who saved the U.N. from collapse and helped bring prosperity to his home state is still living in the renovated home he built in his youth.
The home he bought on the island of Ushuaia in the middle of the night is a stark contrast to the dilapidated and often unsafe living conditions of some of the country’s poorest neighborhoods, where residents have been caught in the crossfire of a bitter economic recession that has left millions without work.
And the man responsible for the Ushuania property, who lives in a luxury penthouse in the upscale San Jose neighborhood of the city’s historic district, is in talks to sell the home for $8.5 million to a local family that already has one son.
“The family is in a great place, but they need a house,” said Maria Garcia, the president of the San Jose Housing and Community Development Corp., which is negotiating with the family.
“They are not going to go into this thinking that we will give them a big house.”
The family of three is from Puerto Rico, and Garcia said she and her husband, Francisco, have been trying to get the family together since they were able to meet at a recent meeting of the Uscia community, which helps support the impoverished island.
They were able after months of negotiations to find a buyer for the property, and they are now in talks with an entity called HomeAway that is trying to find someone to buy the property.
Garcia said the family’s experience in Puerto Rico is similar to what a lot of people have faced in their homes in the United States.
They’ve had problems, they’ve had eviction, they have had violence, she said.
It was a great community, she added.
But I would not be able to do that in a place like San Jose, which is a very poor city.
Garcia said the community is ready to help.
She said she has spoken with San Jose police about how the family could help with the security.
She said she plans to meet with San Francisco Police Chief George Lopez to discuss how to deal with the situation, and she also wants the family to meet her husband.
A lot of us are just grateful, Garcia said.
She has heard from the family that they’re very grateful.
When the family finally gets the home, Garcia will have to figure out a way to put it on the market.
Many of the people in Puerto Rican communities that Garcia represents in the Uspias community live in conditions of chronic homelessness.
Most of the families in the community live below the poverty line, which means they are living on less than $1 a day.
Many are also forced to work in a dangerous environment.
Many live in squalid conditions, and the government has a housing and welfare program for the homeless.
Garcia has met with people in the area and they said that the housing and services in Puerto Ricos housing are in desperate need of an overhaul.
People who are homeless in Puerto Rico are usually from families of different ages and have different economic needs, said Jose Cruz, a social worker and leader of the Puerto Rican Federation of Neighborhood Associations.
Cruz, who has been living in San Jose for a few years, said there is a stigma in the city of San Jose that people in poverty are dangerous.
I don’t want my family to be living in squalor.
So, I want them to be given the opportunity to come live with me, Cruz said.
“The reason I came here was because of this opportunity to be able help them.”
“If I am going to make this decision to sell my home, I have to consider the people who are living in it,” Garcia said of the family she is negotiating.
“I have to look at the people I love and I have come to this realization.”
While Garcia is not an investor in the property she is trying out, she has invested in other homes that were recently built in San Mateo County, which has been grappling with a housing shortage and homelessness.
She is also a member of the board of the United Way of San Mateos, which was founded in 2010 to provide emergency shelter to low-income families in Puerto Ruizias city of Urumqi.
One of the homes, which will be sold to a group that is in the process of rebuilding it, was built by a family that was homeless for many years.
The family, who is from the Puerto Rico city of Vieques, said the home was a lifesaver.
My family is a family of six.
They have lived in this house for more than four years