Woman and son in home

Success Stories

Empowered by Home: Marcela and her Son

Woman and son in home

Sometimes a well penned letter can change things forever. When Marcela and her six year old son first saw the house she would eventually purchase with help from the Empower Homebuyers SCC down payment assistance program, they fell in love. They were also charmed by the neighborhood and the Gilroy community. Marcela made an offer on the…

The Kelsey

Newly Funded

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

The Kelsey

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….

Murillo Family 2020

Press Releases

Bay Area Down Payment Assistance Program Still Active in Pandemic

Murillo Family 2020

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…

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

Updates

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

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

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…

The Certainty of Home in 2021

Updates

The Certainty of Home in 2021

The Certainty of Home in 2021

The disruptive effect of the pandemic has been widely felt, but it hasn’t been evenly felt. Those among us who are living with the disappointment of not being able to travel to visit family this holiday season know we can wait to travel when things are safer. But the pain COVID has brought goes far beyond…

Down Payment Assistance News for First-Time Homebuyers

Updates

Down Payment Assistance News for First-Time Homebuyers

Down Payment Assistance News for First-Time Homebuyers

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…

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Newly Funded, Success Stories

Grove Foundation Makes New $500,000 Investment in TECH Fund

The Grove Foundation Logo

Our TECH Fund campaign celebrated a new investment from a longtime partner: The Grove Foundation, one of the earliest investors, made an additional $500,000 commitment in Housing Trust’s affordable housing investment vehicle. “This is a high impact, high leverage investment with a community partner we trust on an issue that is critical to address,” said…

Empowered by Home: Laura’s Family

Success Stories

Empowered by Home: Laura’s Family

Empowered by Home: Laura’s Family

Almost exactly a year after she attended an informational presentation about the County of Santa Clara’s Empower Homebuyers SCC program, Laura and her two kids moved into their new home. She did her research to compare the Empower Homebuyers SCC down payment assistance program with local below market rate programs. Ultimately, she decided the County’s…