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Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON April 2nd, 2021

Position Description   Job Title:                    Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate          Reports To:                Lending Operations and Real Estate FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt, hourly Approved By:            Chief Executive Officer Approved Date:         4/1/2021 Revised Date:             February 7, 2020   SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of Lending Operations, the Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate supports …

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Case Worker Assistant – Temporary

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON March 26th, 2021

Position Description Job Title: Case Worker Assistant (Temporary) Reports To: Director of HomeOwnership Center FLSA Status: NonExempt, hourly Approved By: Approved Date: July 22, 2020 Revised Date: March 16, 2021 Note: This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding. Grade: 1 SUMMARY The Case Worker Assistant provides high quality customer …

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New Mural on the Miracle Mile Honors Front Line Workers

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON March 10th, 2021

I had the pleasure of listening to RJ Price tell me the story behind a new mural in Phoenix. RJ is the Chief Marketing Officer for Downtown Phoenix Inc., an organization that works with business leaders from our membership organization, Phoenix Community Alliance, and a host of volunteer and community organizations to create a more walkable, interesting and vibrant community. RJ is key …

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Trellis Congratulates Terry Benelli on Her Appointment to the Federal Reserve Board

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON February 24th, 2021

Please join us in congratulating LISC Phoenix Executive Director Terry Benelli on being appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Los Angeles Branch Board of Directors.   Terry, as well as everyone at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), has been a valued partner of Trellis and instrumental in enabling us to help provide the …

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Last Year’s Mortgage Delinquencies Present a Challenge for 2021

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON January 25th, 2021

What is going on in the housing market and where to get help if you have mortgage delinquencies. In a great article on Mortgage News Daily , journalist Jann Swanson details how mortgage performance understandably deteriorated over the course of 2020. Black Knight, an award-winning tech company that delivers data and analytics for the mortgage …

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Workforce Housing Lets Middle-Income Earners Live Near Their Jobs

Garrett Zucker/ 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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Meet Jazmin Vazquez

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON January 15th, 2021

Trellis’s newest case worker has already given hope to hundreds. In just a short time, Jazmin Vazquez, has already made a positive impression with Trellis clients. Jazmin started with Trellis in November of 2020 and has been extremely busy helping people whose lives and finances have been affected by COVID-19 apply for the Phoenix CARES …

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Trellis to Receive “Committed to Serve” Grants from Republic Services Charitable Foundation for Small Business Revitalization

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON November 17th, 2020

98 percent of funded projects will support minority-owned businesses disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic  PHOENIX, Nov. 13, 2020 – The Republic Services Charitable Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1 million to NeighborWorks America for revitalization projects benefiting small businesses that have suffered a downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an affiliate of NeighborWorks, Trellis will be receiving funds to help nine small businesses …

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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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Struggling Rental Market and Mass Evictions Could Usher in Next American Housing Crisis

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 27th, 2020

Millions of renters are behind on their payments; large-scale evictions could come soon In a Wall Street Journal article, journalist Will Parker states that fallout from missed rent payments is threatening a large swath of the U.S population, as the expiration of eviction bans draws near. A large number of renters have been unable to …

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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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Arizona is Third-Worst in the Nation for Affordable Housing

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 12th, 2020

In a recent article in The Arizona Republic, journalist Alden Woods writes that Arizona’s affordable housing and rental supply can currently meet only a quarter of the state’s need, according to an annual report released Thursday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). The state now has just 25 affordable and available rental units …

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APS EXTENDS HOLD ON DISCONNECTS FOR PAST DUE BILLS THROUGH 2020

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON September 15th, 2020

Assistance is Available for Customers in Need With many Arizonans facing challenging times due to COVID-19, loss of income, altered work and school schedules and recent record heat, APS wants to ease the burden for those struggling to pay their electric bills. Residential and business customers will not have their service disconnected for nonpayment through …

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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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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 En este momento no estamos aceptando nuevas aplicaciones para el programa de Phoenix CARES ACT (por sus siglas en Ingles) porque hemos llegado a nuestro limite. Si usted necesita ayuda financiera debido a COVID-19 por favor valla a https://wildfireaz.org/phxcares/ para poder comunicarse con otras agencias participantes. La Ciudad de Phoenix ha creado la …

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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 ​Thank you for your interest in the Phoenix CARES Act. Currently, we have reached our application limit. If you need financial help due to COVID-19, please contact one of these other organizations participating in the Phoenix CARES Act: https://wildfireaz.org/phxcares/ The City of Phoenix has created the Phoenix Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic …

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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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