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Housing Trust Holds First Spanish-Language Empower Homebuyers SCC Webinar

On April 6, our homeownership team held its first Spanish-language webinar on Empower Homebuyers SCC – the downpayment assistance program created by the County of Santa Clara that we administer. Co-hosted by the City of Gilroy the event had over 80 attendees and was covered by Telemundo 48. Since Empower Homebuyers SCC was first launched,…

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

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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For All Neighbors: A Short Update on Empower Homebuyers SCC

Since Housing Trust started diversity, equity and inclusion work a few years ago, we’ve been trying to do more outward facing efforts for the communities we serve, such as creating fliers in multiple languages for our homeownership/down payment assistance programs, Empower Homebuyers SCC and H.E.L.P. We are proud to take another small step in our…

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Google, Housing Trust Silicon Valley Initiative Investing Nearly $30 Million for Bay Area Affordable Homes

Effort to Aid Short Term and Long-Term Economic Recovery in Region Google and Housing Trust Silicon Valley, a nonprofit community loan fund that works to create a strong affordable housing market in the greater Bay Area, are announcing though their Launch Initiative new loans of approximately $30 million for three Bay Area affordable housing developments…

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…