Trellis News

Rosa Persevered and Made Home Ownership Happen!

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON October 13th, 2021

It Starts with a Dream! As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on October 15th, our happy client Rosa has her own celebrating to do that will extend well beyond a month. In the summer of 2021, Rosa became a first-time homeowner after renting the same apartment for over eleven years. “It’s like a …

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Trellis CEO Patricia Garcia Duarte Addresses the Federal Reserve Board

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON September 24th, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Trellis President and CEO Patricia Garcia Duarte participated in the Federal Reserve Board’s panel discussion Perspectives on the Pandemic Recovery. A few key points she addressed include the affordable housing shortage in Phoenix, the effects on homeowners now that the moratorium on foreclosures has ended, investor activity and the resulting …

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Trellis Holds Grand Opening for New Townhome Community

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON July 21st, 2021

20 new units of workforce housing open in Central Phoenix by nonprofit Trellis with large donation from JPMorgan Chase Foundation     PHOENIX – July 20, 2021  – Today, Trellis, a non-profit organization that helps residents of the greater Phoenix area achieve stable living, marked the opening of a new, modern 20-unit townhome community in central Phoenix built to provide workforce housing.     The townhomes at 1617 W. Colter St., …

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Trellis Helps Another Homebuyer

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON June 30th, 2021

From financial literacy to obtaining a home loan and everything in between.  Emma knew she needed to buy her own home. The apartment she shared with her young son was small and the rent kept going up. She started working with Brisa Moreno, a real estate agent from Mojica & Associates. A single mom, Emma wondered how she would …

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El presidente Biden emite proclamación del Mes Nacional de la Propiedad de la Vivienda 2021

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON June 14th, 2021

“Para millones de estadounidenses, ser propietarios de vivienda es el pilar de una vida con seguridad, con dignidad y con esperanza. Una casa es más que cuatro paredes y un techo; es un lugar en donde podemos celebrar triunfos y en donde podemos sortear las pruebas de la vida. Un lugar en donde podemos ver …

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President Biden Issues a Proclamation on National Homeownership Month 2021

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON June 2nd, 2021

“For millions of Americans, homeownership is the cornerstone of a life with security, with dignity, and with hope. A home is more than four walls and a roof; it is a place where we can celebrate triumphs and weather the trials of life. A place where we can watch our families grow and prosper. A …

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Our Next Financial Literacy Class Starts in 1 Week!

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON May 18th, 2021

This free, virtual course begins at 5:30 pm on May 25th. Our unique financial coaching program is a live, instructor-led course focused on improving your financial behaviors and attitudes. Our HUD-certified instructors will address credit repair issues, counseling on your budget, debt repayment and buying a home. The class consists of three, two-hour sessions. Attendance …

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First-Time Homebuyers Get Financial Help from Trellis and Partners

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON May 13th, 2021

Jonathan and Juli Anne had their hands full. Their growing family included their 2-year-old son, a baby on the way and two foster children – all living together in a 1-bedroom rental apartment. Family togetherness wasn’t just a catch phrase for this household! In exploring their options for more space, they found a house in the Section …

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Arizona’s affordable housing crunch is worsening.

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON April 19th, 2021

This report offers potential solutions The following is a great article by the Real Estate Reporter for the Arizona Republic, Catherine Reagor. Ms. Reagor was a guest speaker at the Trellis 45th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser and, in an interview with the event host, Vanessa Ruiz, provided an in-depth look at the need for affordable housing …

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New COVID-19 Financial Help For Rent & Utilities

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON March 25th, 2021

Trellis is once again providing assistance to those having trouble paying rent and utilities due to financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our partner Wildfire, residents of the city of Phoenix can obtain funds to help them through this ordeal. Landlords may request funds on their tenents’ behalf if permission is granted. Eligibility …

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Trellis Helps Family Find a Home Through Section 32 and WISH Down Payment Assistance

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 25th, 2021

Jennifer and her partner were ready to purchase their first home. The couple and their two children lived in an apartment far from their extended family and wanted to buy a home in South Phoenix to be closer to them. They earned enough to afford a mortgage, but did not have a lot of cash reserves. Jennifer works for the City of Phoenix, so she knew …

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Phoenix-area housing market booming as many pay far over selling price

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 22nd, 2021

According to a great article by Irene Snyder  and Justin Lum of Fox10 Phoenix, real estate experts say the housing market is booming in Phoenix despite the COVID-19 pandemic and for sellers, it’s a time to capitalize as offers get hotter. What is Causing the Price Increase? Arizona is booming with people moving in from …

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FHA Extends its Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoria

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 16th, 2021

The agency also expands temporary COVID-19 forbearance and servicing polices to provide additional homeowner relief. From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Recognizing the financial and other hardships many individuals and families are facing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is expanding its relief efforts to assist homeowners …

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Governor Ducey Announces Rental Assistance Program

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 9th, 2021

The goal of this rental assistance program is to provide financial assistance and housing stability The following is the text of a news release from the Office of Governor Doug Ducey. Governor Doug Ducey today announced the Arizona Department of Economic Security will be launching a new Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide financial assistance …

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Workforce Housing Lets Middle-Income Earners Live Near Their Jobs

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON January 22nd, 2021

Trellis helps to bring workforce housing to Phoenix It has become increasingly difficult for middle-income workers to actually live in the areas in which they work. One key factor is the limited supply of housing affordable to these workers, especially here in Phoenix. This forces many middle-income workers move to the outer fringes of a …

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This New Year, Let’s Make a New, More Finacially Literate You!

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON January 4th, 2021

Trellis financial literary courses help people better manage their money and more. With the arrival of the new year comes a whole wish list of things to accomplish. However, if you are managing your finances the same way you always have, then last year’s struggles will follow you into 2021. It’s time to break the …

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The Advantages of Trellis’s Home Buyer Class

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON December 8th, 2020

“I learned so much” – Jessica  The Good Reputation of Trellis  Jessica had already known about Trellis because the organization helped people close to her. A couple of years earlier, Jessica’s aunt worked with the counselors at Trellis. Together, they worked on a plan to help Jessica’s aunt avoid foreclosure. Then, recently, one of Jessica’s friends told Jessica about how much …

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Trellis Helps Single Mom Buy Her First Home

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON November 25th, 2020

“I love you guys!” Time could note fade the appreciation that Cynthia feels for Trellis and those who helped her.   Over a year and a half ago, Cynthia was a single mom, living in a rented apartment, looking to purchase her first home. She was trying to purchase a home in the South Phoenix Village (SPV) community. Her Realtor told her that …

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Trellis Has Down Payment Assistance to Help You Buy Your New Home

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON November 19th, 2020

We are continuously working to address systemic economic and racial inequities in housing, and then provide real, usable solutions Trellis has funds for down payment assistance (DPA). Qualified borrowers can get up to $7.500 to significantly reduce the amount of out-of-pocket money needed to purchase a home. Depending on the price of the home and …

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Arizona Allocates $7M to Help Renters, Landlords During Pandemic

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON October 29th, 2020

As stated in an article by Kevin Stone on KTAR News, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has allocated $7 million from the state’s emergency fund to help renters and property owners struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The distribution includes $5 million to replenish the state’s Rental Property Owner Preservation Fund, which, according to a Wednesday …

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