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Success Stories, Updates

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

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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…

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Success Stories

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

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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,…

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Press Releases, Success Stories, Updates

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

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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…

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Empowered by Home: Marcela and her Son

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Sometimes a well penned letter can change things forever. When Marcela and her six year old son first saw the house she would eventually purchase with help from the Empower Homebuyers SCC down payment assistance program, they fell in love. They were also charmed by the neighborhood and the Gilroy community. Marcela made an offer on the…

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Newly Funded, Success Stories

Grove Foundation Makes New $500,000 Investment in TECH Fund

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Our TECH Fund campaign celebrated a new investment from a longtime partner: The Grove Foundation, one of the earliest investors, made an additional $500,000 commitment in Housing Trust’s affordable housing investment vehicle. “This is a high impact, high leverage investment with a community partner we trust on an issue that is critical to address,” said…

Empowered by Home: Laura’s Family

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Empowered by Home: Laura’s Family

Empowered by Home: Laura’s Family

Almost exactly a year after she attended an informational presentation about the County of Santa Clara’s Empower Homebuyers SCC program, Laura and her two kids moved into their new home. She did her research to compare the Empower Homebuyers SCC down payment assistance program with local below market rate programs. Ultimately, she decided the County’s…

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“Permanent Home Feeling” – an Empower Homebuyers SCC Update

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Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s virtual fall event, On the House, is on Tuesday, October 6. Get your tickets here! Empower Homebuyers – the Measure A funded down payment assistance program created by the County of Santa Clara and administered by us – has kept going through the pandemic and helped create 15 first time homebuyers…

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Success Stories, Updates

PATH to Home: An Update on Villas on the Park

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During the first week of March, several of our team walked a few blocks from our downtown San Jose office to Villas on the Park to celebrate the grand opening. At the time, COVID-19 restrictions were starting to appear (the shelter in place order would come a week later) but we were thrilled to attend…

Elizabeth Guardino Scholarship Winner 2020

Success Stories

Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship Welcomes Class of 2020

Elizabeth Guardino Scholarship Winner 2020

We’d like for you to meet Elizabeth, one of the Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship awardees of 2020. Elizabeth’s life was marked by movement but also staying in place around Turlock, a town in Stanislaus County. Before she turned 17 she had lived in seven different places – doubling up in houses of extended family members…