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…

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Empowered by Home: Megan’s Story

Megan, a Bay Area native and a special education teacher at Union School District in San Jose, had been living in a tiny apartment in Campbell. In her third year of teaching, she knew she wanted to stay in her community and was ready for something bigger but like so many educators in the region,…

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Home over Time: Michele & Don’s Story

Michele, an elementary schoolteacher, worked with our homeownership team in 2016 for our Below Market Purchase (BMP) program we administer for the city of Santa Clara. We caught up with her in 2018 – two years after she and her husband Don moved in, and they both expressed joy at living in a place where…

Homeownership at Work: First Empower Webinar Takes Shape

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Homeownership at Work: First Empower Webinar Takes Shape

Homeownership at Work: First Empower Webinar Takes Shape

Since the Shelter in Place order began, the Homeownership team closed two loans for Empower Homebuyers SCC – the Measure A funded down payment assistance program created by the County of Santa Clara and administered by us. One of the loans went to a Cupertino teacher named Dmitry and the other for Katie and Carlos’…

Empower Homebuyers SCC – Webinar on April 23, 2020

Empower Homebuyers SCC – Webinar on April 23, 2020

Empower Homebuyers SCC – Webinar on April 23, 2020

Join Housing Trust Silicon Valley for a free homeownership webinar about the Empower Homebuyers SCC program!

Learn about this new down payment assistance program and how it can help you become a first-time homebuyer in Santa Clara County.

Empowered by Home: Dmitry’s Story

Success Stories, Updates

Empowered by Home: Dmitry’s Story

Empowered by Home: Dmitry’s Story

Dmitry, a teacher for the visually impaired, has worked for the Cupertino Union School District for the last four years. He loves the community he serves and could not imagine working anywhere else.  Last fall, Dmitry first discussed his dream to own a home with his parents and they suggested he look into local down…

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Empowered by Home: Katie and Carlos’ Story

Katie and Carlos first heard about the Empower Homebuyers SCC program in November 2018 when a family member told them about the very first town hall presentation, led by Supervisor Cindy Chavez, about the new Santa Clara County program for first-time homebuyers. Born and raised in the area, one a city engineer and the other…

Still Empowering: A Message from our Homeownership Team

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Still Empowering: A Message from our Homeownership Team

Still Empowering: A Message from our Homeownership Team

We hope you are staying healthy and safe. As you may know, Housing Trust is working remotely and all of our programs are still operational – and this includes our work helping first-time homebuyers. Purchasing a home is complicated work and our team is here to help you. The first step is to complete our Homeownership Assistance Online…

Notifications to Clients About No In-Person Meetings

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Notifications to Clients About No In-Person Meetings

Notifications to Clients About No In-Person Meetings

Dear First Time Homebuyer Clients, Realtors, Lenders, and Homeowners, Out of an abundance of caution, Housing Trust Silicon Valley will not be taking in-person meetings at this time. Following guidance by the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, we are doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by minimizing close contact…