Updates

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…

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…

Black Lives Matter: Moving to Action

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Black Lives Matter: Moving to Action

Black Lives Matter: Moving to Action

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

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…

Housing Trust’s COVID-19 Response

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Housing Trust’s COVID-19 Response

Housing Trust’s COVID-19 Response

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…

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…

Success Stories

“Permanent Home Feeling” – an Empower Homebuyers SCC Update

Empower Homebuyers – the Measure A funded down payment assistance program created by the County of Santa Clara and administered by us – has kept going through the pandemic and helped create 15 first time homebuyers in our 2020 fiscal year. After seven workshops over the summer, the City of Mountain View is co-hosting an…

Updates

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…

Google’s Launch Initiative Bringing 65 Home Charities Development to San Jose

Newly Funded

Google’s Launch Initiative Bringing 65 Home Charities Development to San Jose

Google’s Launch Initiative Bringing 65 Home Charities Development to San Jose

Alum Rock, a new development planned by Charities Housing, is among the first affordable housing projects to be funded thanks to Launch Initiative, an affordable housing fund managed by Housing Trust aimed to accelerate the start-up and preservation of homes. The $3 million loan to Charities Housing is expected to create 65 new affordable homes….

Newly Funded

Launch Initiative Creating Senior Housing in Alameda County

Housing Trust is excited to announce a $4.25 million acquisition loan to Eden Housing for Timber Street Senior – a 79 home, five story development planned for Newark that will aid in the transformation of a light industrial and warehouse space to a walkable, affordable residential development for seniors. As this neighborhood transitions to residential…

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…