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…

Google Invests $50 Million in Housing Trust’s TECH Fund

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Google Invests $50 Million in Housing Trust’s TECH Fund

Google Invests $50 Million in Housing Trust’s TECH Fund

Today, Google is making a $50 million investment in Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s TECH Fund. Google’s investment is the largest investment in the fund to date. Housing Trust Silicon Valley launched the TECH (Tech + Equity + Community + Housing) Fund in March 2017 to provide affordable housing developers the flexible financing needed to compete…

Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa Metro Chamber Create Sonoma County Housing Fund to Spur Critically Needed Affordable Housing

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Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa Metro Chamber Create Sonoma County Housing Fund to Spur Critically Needed Affordable Housing

Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa Metro Chamber Create Sonoma County Housing Fund to Spur Critically Needed Affordable Housing

The Santa Rosa Metro Chamber, a business and economic advocate leading the Sonoma County region, has partnered with Housing Trust Silicon Valley, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) focused on affordable housing in the greater Bay Area, to create the Sonoma County Housing Fund – a collaborative effort to bring critically needed affordable housing to the region.

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 First Community Housing‘s 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…

Phillip and Marjorie - with their dog Sasha - at home at Edwina Benner Plaza in Sunnyvale

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Meet Phillip and Marjorie

Phillip and Marjorie - with their dog Sasha - at home at Edwina Benner Plaza in Sunnyvale

Edwina Benner Plaza has 66 homes – and we’d like you to meet a family from one of them: Phillip and Marjorie, who have spent more than thirty years living in the Bay Area.

Orchard Gardens Rendering

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TECH Fund at Work: FCH Receives $6.7M Loan for Sunnyvale Homes

Orchard Gardens Rendering

First Community Housing, which was just recognized as an Outstanding Developer by the U.S. Green Building Council for its ongoing efforts to create buildings with sustainability in mind, received a $6.7 million loan to revamp and expand a property in Sunnyvale – which is also the home of the recently opened MidPen development Edwina Benner Plaza. Near transportation…

Edwina Benner Plaza in Sunnyvale

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Edwina Benner Plaza Becomes a Home in Sunnyvale

Edwina Benner Plaza in Sunnyvale

During Affordable Housing Week we celebrated the grand opening of Edwina Benner Plaza with MidPen Housing and their partners. The development got its name after California’s first female mayor, Edwina Benner, who served as mayor of Sunnyvale from 1924 to 1926 and again from 1937 to 1938.

Ruby Street Apartments rendering

Newly Funded, Updates

In Alameda County: 72 Affordable Homes for Castro Valley

Ruby Street Apartments rendering

Housing Trust has made a $4.6 million loan to Eden Housing for Ruby Street Apartments. As our 8th loan in Alameda County in the last six years, this Castro Valley loan continues Housing Trust’s regional expansion and brings the total number of affordable homes Housing Trust has helped finance there past 500.