Rendering of 4th and Younger

Newly Funded

Google’s TECH Fund Investments Head to Work

Rendering of 4th and Younger

TECH Fund is Housing Trust’s affordable housing investment vehicle created to both encourage greater Bay Area employers and philanthropic organizations to invest in affordable housing and enable developers to compete for land on the open market. As of today the investors in TECH Fund include Cisco, Google, Grove Foundation, LinkedIn, NetApp, the David and Lucile Packard…

Second Street Studios - First Community Housing

Newly Funded

$800K Bridge Loan to Second Street Studios

Second Street Studios - First Community Housing

First Community Housing received a $800,000 bridge loan for Second Street Studios, a 135 home project for which Housing Trust had provided predevelopment funding.  Following the groundbreaking in late 2017, Second Street Studios, the first new construction of 100% permanent supportive housing in San Jose, has had different financing needs than most area multifamily developments…

First Community Housing's Geoff Morgan, left, talking with some of the new residents of Second Street Studios

Success Stories, Updates

Finally Home Program Helps 127 Find Home at Second Street Studios

First Community Housing's Geoff Morgan, left, talking with some of the new residents of Second Street Studios

We had the pleasure of attending the Second Street Studios grand opening on August 23rd. 134 apartments of permanent supportive housing are changing the lives of 134 families thanks to the efforts of First Community Housing and their committed partners.  Of all of the remarks that were made that day the ones that arguably carried…

At the grand opening of Hope's Kitchen, May 15, 2019

Success Stories, Updates

Old and New Partners Join to Bring New Kitchen to Hope’s Corner

At the grand opening of Hope's Kitchen, May 15, 2019

During Affordable Housing Week in May, we got to step into the new kitchen at Hope’s Corner in Mountain View. A lot of time, teamwork and love went into making a kitchen that serves hundreds of our most vulnerable neighbors each week – Google, Sobrato Family Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank and others stepped forward in a big way….

Ralph, a formerly homeless army veteran, with his dog Babygirl at their favorite spot at Second Street Studios

Success Stories, Updates

Meet Ralph and Babygirl

Ralph, a formerly homeless army veteran, with his dog Babygirl at their favorite spot at Second Street Studios

One of the residents of the recently opened Second Street Studios is Ralph, an army veteran who grew up in Colorado but moved to California to be closer to his son and to pursue jobs on ranches. He worked hard but a series of hardships had him living in a motor home in 2010, which…