Trellis News

Laura Moreno Santos – Case Worker Assistant

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 30th, 2020

Today is a sad day at Trellis as we say goodbye to Laura Moreno Santos. This is Laura’s last day as a temporary employee and Case Worker Assistant. As a temporary worker at Trellis, Laura helped process numerous applications for the Covid-19 Phoenix Cares Grant by helping gather client documents and approval letters. She was …

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

Garrett Zucker/ 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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Joel McCabe – VP and COO at Trellis

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 23rd, 2020

Joel McCabe is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Trellis. For over six years, Joel has overseen the day to day operations, including oversight of all of the program areas (Education, real estate, and lending), for Trellis and Arboles Home Mortgage. He also assists Patricia Garcia-Duarte, Trellis President and CEO, in developing and …

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New Order Gives Landlords More Power When It Comes to Evictions

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 19th, 2020

A recent artictle by Joe Ducey of ABC15 points out that if you’re a renter having financial trouble trying to stay in your home, it may have just gotten harder. New state and federal orders and guidelines give more power to landlords to contest why tenants can’t pay rent, making it easier to start the …

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FHA’s Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Extended Through December 31, 2020

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON September 4th, 2020

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2020-27, “Extension of Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in Connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency,” which announces a third extension of the foreclosure and eviction moratorium through December 31, 2020. This moratorium extension is effective immediately upon the expiration of the existing moratorium announced in ML …

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Recent college graduates face a tough job market : Here are your options

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON August 19th, 2020

Author Aly J. Yale  of Bankrate.com wrote the following article on the various options recent college graduates have with regard to entering the current job market:  Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has soared this year. As of June, almost 18 million Americans were jobless. Even more have been furloughed or seen their hours cut.  But the health crisis isn’t just …

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COVID-19 DRIVE THRU SITES – OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON August 18th, 2020

CURRENT COVID-19 TEST TURN AROUND TIME IS 2 TO 4 BUSINESS DAYS Important Information All testing is zero cost to all, regardless of insurance. There are a total of 11 test sites across the valley. Test Sites Mesa Community College* Rio Salado Across from Tempe Marketplace at McClintock and Rio Salado* Watts Family Maryvale YMCA …

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Dean Begay

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2020

Trellis helps a lot of people through financial education, monetary assistance, homebuying programs, and more. Those people who have gone through Trellis Lending to purchase a home have interacted with Dean Begay. Dean is the Loan Closer for Trellis Lending and handles the loan servicing with compliance reporting. Helping those in the Community Dean has …

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Governor Ducey Extends COVID-19 Eviction Protections and Expands Rental Assistance Access

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 17th, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey today signed an Executive Order extending a moratorium on residential evictions until October 31, 2020, providing continued protections for renters who are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The order ensures renters impacted by COVID-19 will be able to stay in their homes while extending the time to access rental …

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Free COVID-19 Testing

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 15th, 2020

Saturday, July 18 – Maryvale/West Phoenix (8 a. m. to 12 p.m.)  Ak-Chin Pavilion, Gate 6, 2121 N. 83rd Ave. in Phoenix  By appointment only Visit AZDHS site for details and to pre-register. Scroll down to “Visit the ASU Website” and then create an account using the code jdzkkww6 Saliva-based Testing (in partnership between the AZ Dept. of Health Services & ASU …

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La Beca Phoenix CARES (por sus siglas en Ingles) Ofrece Ayuda Financiera a Los Impactados Por COVID-19

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 7th, 2020

Click here for English Debido a la gran demanda de este programa, su solicitud será revisada en el orden recibido y en un lapso de 14 días. Si su aplicación es aprobada, los pagos se harán directamente a los proveedores de servicios públicos, compañías de alquiler o hipoteca según la información proveída en un plazo …

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Phoenix Cares Grant for Those Affected by COVID-19

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 2nd, 2020

Haga clic aquí para español ​Due to the high demand of this program only complete applications (including all required documentation) will be reviewed in the order it was received. This process can take up to 14 days. If approved, payments will be paid directly to the utilities and rent/mortgage companies you listed within an additional …

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Crisis Budget Worksheet

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 25th, 2020

LEARN HOW TO STAY AFLOAT DURING TROUBLING TIMES With COVID-19 affecting so many people and their abilities to earn income, it is more import now to create a Crisis Budget Worksheet. WHAT IS A CRISIS BUDGET WORKSHEET A Crisis Budget Worksheet is a tool that will help you separate your comfort items from your absolute …

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Ramona Aceves

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 19th, 2020

Although Trellis has many departments, Ramona Aceves, has a hand in them all. As the Executive Admin. and H.R. Assistant, she provides support to the President & CEO, as well as all the various Trellis managers. Ramona keeps the Trellis employees up-to-date on all the important happenings within the company – from new information about …

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Lavera Thompson

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 12th, 2020

For over eight years, when people need help with financial literacy or understanding the steps of buying a home, they have turned to Lavera Thompson. How She Helps Since February of 2012, Lavera has been a Homeownership Advisor and a Financial Counselor here at Trellis. She helps her clients navigate the homebuying process. This includes …

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Glenn Karlson

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 5th, 2020

How does Trellis find property and build homes? It all starts with Glenn Karlson, Development Manager for the Real Estate Development (RED) team at Trellis. Since coming to the organization in July of 2017, Glenn has been responsible for all the homes that Trellis built. Working Hard Brings Great Rewards Although Glenn’s job is a …

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Michael Kelly

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 29th, 2020

The Man on the Miracle Mile Michael Kelly is the Commercial Corridor Coordinator here at Trellis. He is a part of a team of stakeholders, City of Phoenix, Phoenix Community Alliance, LISC, Banner University Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Coronado and Garfield neighborhoods, many other nonprofit and for profit partners and of course the business and …

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Gloria Gonzalez

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 15th, 2020

Helping People in The Community When people in Phoenix need financial coaching, they are fortunate that they can turn to someone like Gloria Gonzalez. Gloria is a Client Services Representative here at Trellis. Since 2009, she has assisted clients in getting started with homebuying process (https://www.trellisaz.org/education/). Gloria expertly guides people through their first steps before …

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Governor Ducey Extends Stay-at-Home Order

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON April 30th, 2020

Originally published by News 12, 3:21 PM MST April 29, 2020 Arizona’s stay-at-home order will continue through May 15 with modifications, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday. The order was originally supposed to end this Thursday, April 30. This means non-essential stores and services have been ordered to remain closed, and residents are advised to maintain …

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CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU RELEASES VIDEO ON HOW MORTGAGE FORBEARANCE WORKS UNDER CARES ACT

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON April 3rd, 2020

Trellis has important information about mortgage loan forbearance during this COVID-19 crisis.

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