Aldo Guardino Scholarship

Success Stories

Class of 2021: The Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship Continues

Aldo Guardino Scholarship

One of Housing Trust’s programs is the Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship, which is a $3,000 award given out to four students living in affordable housing and attending college in the fall. The 2021 round of scholarships was open to prior awardees – which included Aldo, a Bay Area native. Raised by a single mom and…

Housing Trust Logo

Success Stories, Updates

Housing Trust Awarded $1.8 million from U.S. Treasury for COVID-19 Relief

Housing Trust Logo

Today Housing Trust Silicon Valley is proud to announce we are among 863 community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in the U.S. to be awarded funds from the Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response Program. Our organization secured $1.8 million, which will enable Housing Trust to continue to support affordable housing developments in the greater Bay Area as…

Empower Collage

Updates

For All Neighbors: A Short Update on Empower Homebuyers SCC

Empower Collage

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…

Mohammed - House front view

Success Stories

Empowered by Home: Room to Grow for Ahmed and Fatima’s Family

Mohammed - House front view

Originally from India, Ahmed and Fatima are naturalized U.S. citizens. Ahmed has lived in the U.S. for over 25 years and Fatima for over 30 years. Ahmed works in the tech industry, while Fatima holds a Master’s degree in commerce. Before spending the last few years focused on raising the kids as a stay-at-home parent,…

Empower Webinar Speakers

Updates

Housing Trust Holds First Spanish-Language Empower Homebuyers SCC Webinar

Empower Webinar Speakers

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,…

Acme Apartments

Press Releases, Success Stories, Updates

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

Acme Apartments

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…

Tasman paseo Rendering

Press Releases, Updates

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

Tasman paseo Rendering

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…