JAL, N.M. - An abandoned building in Jal is getting a new resident.
Rocky Mountain Building Systems will be moving into the Burke Junior High building.
The company builds modular homes.
The City of Jal is renting the building at a low rate of just $1,000 a year with a few conditions.
Those conditions include that rocky mountain will have to employ fifteen employees making at least $20 an hour and continue to increase the number of employees at that pay scale each year.
If they don't, rent jumps to $4,000 a year.
This is all in hopes of helping the housing situation in Jal.
The company will be building 20 housing units under the affordable housing act.
They are expected to start interviewing in the next month.