Success Stories, Updates

Representation & Leadership: Coffee and Chat w/ Hilda Ramirez

We just had another one of our ‘Representation and Leadership’ coffee & chat meetings. It’s a regularly scheduled event we have as part of our ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion work and just a good chance for our still-mostly-virtual teams to get together over Zoom. This time we met with Hilda Ramirez, CEO of Keller…

Path Groundbreaking

Success Stories, Updates

Breaking Ground with PATH in San Jose

Path Groundbreaking

This morning we got to see our friends from PATH and attend the groundbreaking celebration of Villas at Fourth Street in San Jose – a project that will bring 93 affordable homes for chronically homeless seniors age 55 and above. Two key collaborations brought us to today: Google, which first invested in our TECH Fund…

Success Stories, Updates

A Grand Opening for MidPen’s Chestnut Square in Livermore

In 2017, Housing Trust provided a $2 million pre-development loan to MidPen for Chestnut Square, an affordable housing development in Livermore. Friday, August 20, 2021 was the grand opening – and our own Noni Ramos was among the speakers, along with Mayor Bob Woerner of Livermore, County Supervisor David Haubert, MidPen’s Matt Franklin, and others….

Kent Brown of Leigh Avenue

Success Stories

Meet Kent from Leigh Avenue

Kent Brown of Leigh Avenue

Leigh Avenue, a First Community Housing development in San Jose, has been welcoming residents over the last few months. Our role in the creation of these 64 homes for seniors began with predevelopment lending made possible through our TECH Fund, and continued with a bridge loan and a liquidity line during construction. Our Finally Home…

Ryan, Teresa and sons

Success Stories

Empowered by Home: Ryan and Teresa’s Story

Ryan, Teresa and sons

When Ryan and Teresa’s landlord told them that the townhome they were renting for seven years was going to be placed on the market, the couple knew it was time to make some big decisions. Their choices were to either move to a new rental and likely pay more for rent, or they could finally…

Aldo Guardino Scholarship

Success Stories

Class of 2021: The Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship Continues

Aldo Guardino Scholarship

One of Housing Trust’s programs is the Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship, which is a $3,000 award given out to four students living in affordable housing and attending college in the fall. The 2021 round of scholarships was open to prior awardees – which included Aldo, a Bay Area native. Raised by a single mom and…

Housing Trust Logo

Success Stories, Updates

Housing Trust Awarded $1.8 million from U.S. Treasury for COVID-19 Relief

Housing Trust Logo

Today Housing Trust Silicon Valley is proud to announce we are among 863 community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in the U.S. to be awarded funds from the Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response Program. Our organization secured $1.8 million, which will enable Housing Trust to continue to support affordable housing developments in the greater Bay Area as…

Mohammed - House front view

Success Stories

Empowered by Home: Room to Grow for Ahmed and Fatima’s Family

Mohammed - House front view

Originally from India, Ahmed and Fatima are naturalized U.S. citizens. Ahmed has lived in the U.S. for over 25 years and Fatima for over 30 years. Ahmed works in the tech industry, while Fatima holds a Master’s degree in commerce. Before spending the last few years focused on raising the kids as a stay-at-home parent,…

Acme Apartments

Press Releases, Success Stories, Updates

Affordable Housing Partnership Announces First Three Developments to Build New Homes in Sonoma County

Acme Apartments

The Sonoma County Housing Fund – a collaborative effort between the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber and nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) Housing Trust Silicon Valley – is proud to announce the first three loans for critically needed affordable homes. The three separate developments – Siesta Senior Apartments in Sonoma, Stony Point Flats and Acme…