La Hacienda Casitas is a housing reconstruction project designed to provide affordable housing that supports livable and viable communities, in harmony with its natural and cultural context. Located in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), La Hacienda provides much needed affordable housing, serving a population with a severe lack of housing choices. The 56 units and six community buildings are laid out across the site, taking advantage of existing tree cover and creating outdoor gathering spaces which connect residents to community amenities and to each other. Located in a flood plain, the site is designed to filter and drain runoff using a series of bioswales and planting zones that clean and move water across the site to reduce the impact of storm water that often floods the region.