Housing Trust’s Own Fathia Macauley Among New NPH Board Members

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Housing Trust’s Own Fathia Macauley Among New NPH Board Members

Housing Trust’s Own Fathia Macauley Among New NPH Board Members

The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California – which recently published The Road Ahead: A 21st Century Housing Strategy for the San Francisco Bay Area – capped off a busy year by holding a virtual Holiday Member party last week. During the event, Fathia Macauley, Housing Trust’s own Chief Lending Officer, was among the newly named board members…

The Certainty of Home in 2021

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The Certainty of Home in 2021

The Certainty of Home in 2021

The disruptive effect of the pandemic has been widely felt, but it hasn’t been evenly felt. Those among us who are living with the disappointment of not being able to travel to visit family this holiday season know we can wait to travel when things are safer. But the pain COVID has brought goes far beyond…

Down Payment Assistance News for First-Time Homebuyers

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Down Payment Assistance News for First-Time Homebuyers

Down Payment Assistance News for First-Time Homebuyers

On December 16th, the homeownership team gave the last presentation of 2020 for Empower Homebuyers SCC – the down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers created by the County of Santa Clara.  When the first Shelter In Place order was given in mid-March, the team pivoted from in-person workshops to online – making 26 online…

Work in Progress: Housing Trust and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Work in Progress: Housing Trust and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Work in Progress: Housing Trust and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It’s been over two years since Housing Trust started an ad hoc diversity, equity and inclusion group. Since then, our Board of Directors has provided us with resources and support – including the creation of a DEI Committee of their own – to better allow Housing Trust to move from statements of support to action…

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Breaking New Ground with Habitat for Humanity

Over the summer, we announced a $1 million construction loan made to Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay. In late August the organization scheduled a socially distanced groundbreaking in the Live Oak neighborhood of Santa Cruz County. Habitat CEO Satish Rishi, Representative Jimmy Panetta, Susan True from the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County and others were…

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Housing Trust Presents: #InTheHouseHT

Four weeks from today Housing Trust will be hosting our annual fall event, On the House, and we’d love for you to attend. In the meantime, we invite you to join our new social media campaign #InTheHouseHT. It’s very simple: just post a photo on social media featuring anything in your home you are especially thankful for…

Success Stories, Updates

PATH to Home: An Update on Villas on the Park

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…

Empower Homebuyers SCC Update

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Empower Homebuyers SCC Update

Empower Homebuyers SCC Update

Our Homeownership team continues to work remotely while finding ways to keep potential homebuyers engaged. In June and July, we held five Empower Homebuyers SCC Zoom webinars and a Lender Training, with about 320 attendees. To change things up and make the informational presentations even more interesting, the team introduced poll questions, which increased engagement…