Updates

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 DEI journey by having our very first Empower Homebuyers SCC informational webinar presented entirely in Spanish on April 9th. The registration link is here. We also have a PDF of the English-language flyer of the event and a Spanish-language version of the flyer available to share and download.

We are also premiering short promotional videos for Empower on YouTube in English, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Our director of homebuyer programs was asked to record in Spanish, our senior homebuyer programs specialist recorded in Vietnamese and our Filipino compliance specialist offered to record in Tagalog. 

Producing these videos was nice way to collaborate with co-workers who haven’t been in the same room together in about a year – but more importantly, they present a new way to promote our belief that all neighbors – and we do mean all neighbors – have a chance to live in a safe and secure place that matters to them. We’ll keep looking for and implementing ways to put weight behind that belief as work towards a truly equitable Bay Area continues.

If you’re a renter who wishes to become a first-time homebuyer and may need down payment assistance, please visit housingtrustsv.org/empower.

If you are a REALTOR® and want to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home Santa Clara County with down payment assistance, please attend our REALTOR® training webinar on March 11th. REALTOR®s may register here. If you are a lender, the next lender training webinar for Empower Homebuyers SCC is on March 16th. Lenders may register here.

About Empower Homebuyers SCC – English:

About Empower Homebuyers SCC – Spanish:

About Empower Homebuyers SCC – Tagalog:

About Empower Homebuyers SCC – Vietnamese: