Impact & Updates

We believe our communities are more diverse, sustainable, and vibrant when everyone has a safe, stable and affordable place to live.

Press Releases

Bay Area Down Payment Assistance Program Still Active in Pandemic

January 14, 2021

Empower Homebuyers SCC seeks to help up to 50 homebuyers in 2021  SAN JOSE, CALIF – Housing Trust Silicon Valley, a nonprofit community loan fund, is excited to launch the 2021 series of webinars to educate future Bay Area homebuyers about Empower Homebuyers SCC – a down payment assistance program created by the County of Santa…

Updates

Down Payment Assistance News for First-Time Homebuyers

December 22, 2020

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…

Newly Funded

New, Major Loans from Google’s Launch Initiative Bringing Sustainable Affordable Homes to Bay Area

November 16, 2020

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 the first investments in affordable housing from Launch Initiative, the $50 million fund rolled out in July. This comes just months after the fund was established…

Newly Funded

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates to Bring Homeless Veterans Home in Contra Costa County

November 11, 2020

Support from Apple, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Chase, and other local players will help create needed affordable rental housing Virtual groundbreaking celebration scheduled on Veteran’s Day PITTSBURG, CA – Satellite Affordable Housing Associates today announces the groundbreaking for Veterans Square, a 30-home affordable housing development in Pittsburg supporting veterans. A virtual groundbreaking celebration will be…

Updates

Housing Trust Presents: #InTheHouseHT

September 8, 2020

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…

Updates

Empower Homebuyers SCC Update

July 29, 2020

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…

Press Releases

Housing Trust and Google Announce Launch Initiative to Create New Affordable Homes

July 23, 2020

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 the creation of Launch Initiative, an affordable housing fund aimed to accelerate the start-up and preservation of homes. Launch Initiative, announced a year after Google’s $50…

Updates

Black Lives Matter: Moving to Action

June 4, 2020

Dear Partners, Our entire team is jolted and saddened by the violent and unjust killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others. We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement – just as we stand with our black employees, board members, partners, residents, community members – and implore our neighbors to…

Success Stories

Empowered by Home: Justin’s Story

May 8, 2020

An assistant principal at Branham High School and a single dad, Justin Ponzio dreamed of having a home for his kids – ages five and six – to live and grow. When he found the Empower Homebuyers SCC program in 2019, the trio lived in a rental near a busy frontage road that was far…

Updates

Housing Trust’s COVID-19 Response

March 26, 2020

Dear Neighbors and Partners, We believe safe, stable affordable housing opens the door to better lives for everyone. In support of this belief, we carry on our work as a nonprofit lender and our job is to be here for our borrowers and our community – supporting those who require unique and flexible financing to…

Newly Funded

Newly Funded: Google Fund Brings New Affordable Housing in San Jose

January 20, 2021

Our partnership with Google continues with an acquisition loan for The Kelsey in San Jose. The project is expected to bring 115 units of affordable housing to the site with all units aimed toward those earning between 20% and 80% AMI. The location on 1st Street is very close to VTA transit and to downtown….

Updates

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

December 22, 2020

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…

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38,000+

people helped since 2000

$355M

invested in affordable housing

Housing Trust works in communities across the 13-county greater Bay Area. Click on the counties to see a breakdown of funding and number of homes funded by city.