Alexa and Son, Empower Homebuyer SCC

Press Releases, Updates

Empower Program Welcomes New Homebuyers

Alexa and Son, Empower Homebuyer SCC

Empower Homebuyers SCC, the down payment assistance program created by the County of Santa Clara and administered by us has already helped ten individuals and families buy their first home.  This Measure A-funded program was created to help first-time homebuyers earning up to 120% of the area median income – the ‘missing middle’ in terms…

Jose with his wife Marcella and their children at home in Santa Clara

Updates

An Affordable Home Brings More Time for Jose’s Family

Jose with his wife Marcella and their children at home in Santa Clara

The recently published Silicon Valley Index reported that mean travel time to work has jumped 20% in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties over the past ten years – in part because housing costs have pushed some workers further from their jobs. The time spent commuting is lost – but sometimes it can come back.

Adria Quinones-Masur at February 19, 2019 Empower Homebuyers SCC workshop

Updates

Empower Homebuyers SCC Has Running Start in 2019

Adria Quinones-Masur at February 19, 2019 Empower Homebuyers SCC workshop

Empower Homebuyers SCC, the 2016 Measure A funded down payment assistance program created by the County of Santa Clara and administered by Housing Trust, has been off to a busy start in 2019 with several outreach events and more in the pipeline.

Empower Homebuyers SCC logo

Press Releases, Updates

New Down Payment Assistance Program Has Launched

Empower Homebuyers SCC logo

Empower Homebuyers SCC – a 2016 Measure A down payment assistance program created by the County of Santa Clara and administered by Housing Trust Silicon Valley – is now open. Empower Homebuyers is intended to put the dream of home ownership within reach for low to moderate income people – including nonprofit workers, teachers, healthcare…

Aufdermaur family enjoying a day at the pool

Success Stories, Updates

Hello Summer (and Hello, Homeownership Month!)

Aufdermaur family enjoying a day at the pool

It’s June 21st so it means two things: the official start of summer and homeownership month! It’s a time to celebrate the nearly universal American dream of home ownership but also promote ways we can help people close the distance between today and their dream. It’s also a good time to reflect on who we’ve…

At the June 19th 2018 Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Updates

Housing Trust to Administer Empower Homebuyers SCC

At the June 19th 2018 Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Meeting

At the June 19th Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting Housing Trust Silicon Valley was named the administrator of the county’s down payment assistance program. This is among SCC’s big Measure A funded items, and the appointment of Housing Trust to run the county’s program was a natural fit. The funds will assist approximately…

Christian, who we were able to help buy a home through Santa Clara's Below Market Rate Program

Success Stories, Updates

A Home Touches More Lives Than One Family’s

Christian, who we were able to help buy a home through Santa Clara's Below Market Rate Program

Ever have a moment where your heart sinks only to feel it soaring moments later? One of our homeowners told us about his. Christian, a homeowner who was able to purchase a home through Santa Clara’s below market rate (BMR) program administered by Housing Trust, attended Investor Briefing 2018 and told us his story: living…