Success Stories

Empowered by Home: Dmitry’s Story

Dmitry, a teacher for the visually impaired, has worked for the Cupertino Union School District for the last four years. He loves the community he serves and could not imagine working anywhere else. 

Last fall, Dmitry first discussed his dream to own a home with his parents and they suggested he look into local down payment assistance programs. His financial adviser also recommended he consider buying a home sooner than later, in order to build equity and save more money in the long run. After doing some research, he found the Empower Homebuyers SCC program and learned that the program provides up to 17% down payment assistance, making the dream of homeownership much more attainable. Dmitry went through the process to qualify for the Empower Homebuyers SCC loan and was approved to receive down payment assistance. He recently signed the final paperwork and is now the proud owner of his first condominium.  

“I’m happy to have more space and amenities in my new condo,” said Dmitry. “I’d encourage anyone interested in the Empower Homebuyers SCC program to go for it!”

Empower Homebuyers SCC is the Measure A funded down payment assistance program created by the County of Santa Clara and administered by Housing Trust Silicon Valley. For details on how to apply please visit Housing Trust’s Empower Homebuyers page.