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

Updates

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, Housing Trust Silicon Valley will not be taking in-person meetings at this time. We are available to communicate with you via phone and email and kindly ask to please be patient with our response times. Below is our contact information: Empower Homebuyers SCC (Santa Clara County’s…

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…