First Community Housing's Geoff Morgan, left, talking with some of the new residents of Second Street Studios

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Finally Home Program Helps 127 Find Home at Second Street Studios

First Community Housing's Geoff Morgan, left, talking with some of the new residents of Second Street Studios

We had the pleasure of attending the Second Street Studios grand opening on August 23rd. 134 apartments of permanent supportive housing are changing the lives of 134 families thanks to the efforts of First Community Housing and their committed partners.  Of all of the remarks that were made that day the ones that arguably carried…

At the grand opening of Hope's Kitchen, May 15, 2019

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Old and New Partners Join to Bring New Kitchen to Hope’s Corner

At the grand opening of Hope's Kitchen, May 15, 2019

During Affordable Housing Week in May, we got to step into the new kitchen at Hope’s Corner in Mountain View. A lot of time, teamwork and love went into making a kitchen that serves hundreds of our most vulnerable neighbors each week – Google, Sobrato Family Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank and others stepped forward in a big way….

Ralph, a formerly homeless army veteran, with his dog Babygirl at their favorite spot at Second Street Studios

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Meet Ralph and Babygirl

Ralph, a formerly homeless army veteran, with his dog Babygirl at their favorite spot at Second Street Studios

One of the residents of First Community Housing‘s recently opened Second Street Studios is Ralph, an army veteran who grew up in Colorado but moved to California to be closer to his son and to pursue jobs on ranches. He worked hard but a series of hardships had him living in a motor home in…

Phillip and Marjorie - with their dog Sasha - at home at Edwina Benner Plaza in Sunnyvale

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Meet Phillip and Marjorie

Phillip and Marjorie - with their dog Sasha - at home at Edwina Benner Plaza in Sunnyvale

Edwina Benner Plaza has 66 homes – and we’d like you to meet a family from one of them: Phillip and Marjorie, who have spent more than thirty years living in the Bay Area.

Sumayia

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Guardino Scholarship Winners Head to School

Sumayia

The Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarships are granted each year to high school seniors living in affordable housing and attending college as freshmen after graduation. Four $3,000 awards were given this year and we were fortunate to meet one of the recipients in our office: Sumayia. Born in Bangladesh and having immigrated to the U.S. at…

Aufdermaur family enjoying a day at the pool

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Hello Summer (and Hello, Homeownership Month!)

Aufdermaur family enjoying a day at the pool

It’s June 21st so it means two things: the official start of summer and homeownership month! It’s a time to celebrate the nearly universal American dream of home ownership but also promote ways we can help people close the distance between today and their dream. It’s also a good time to reflect on who we’ve…

Christian, who we were able to help buy a home through Santa Clara's Below Market Rate Program

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A Home Touches More Lives Than One Family’s

Christian, who we were able to help buy a home through Santa Clara's Below Market Rate Program

Ever have a moment where your heart sinks only to feel it soaring moments later? One of our homeowners told us about his. Christian, a homeowner who was able to purchase a home through Santa Clara’s below market rate (BMR) program administered by Housing Trust, attended Investor Briefing 2018 and told us his story: living…