Trellis News

Trellis Holds Grand Opening for New Townhome Community

Garrett Zucker/ 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 President & CEO, Patricia Garcia Duarte, Attends Georgetown University’s New Strategies’ Symposium

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 30th, 2021

Trellis and Patricia Garcia Duarte, President & CEO, are honored by the funding provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to attend the virtual New Strategies, an advanced online training program that took place end of May to mid-June by Georgetown University’s Business for Impact. Patricia Garcia Duarte joined other nonprofit executives from around the country to participate in New …

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Trellis 2019 Contributors

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 8th, 2021

Trellis is able to pursue our mission through generous donations, philanthropic support from corporations and foundations and government partners. These funds allow Trellis to provide services including housing counseling and homebuyer education, mortgages, down payment assistance, and technical support to small businesses. We would like to give special recognition to the following contributors: OVER $150,000 …

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Meet Melissa Auge – Assistant Project Manager

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 28th, 2021

Melissa Auge has a lot of experience in the field of construction. She has been in residential construction for 22 years, working for a masonry subcontractor and two different General Contractors remodeling homes for investors & real estate investment trusts (REITS) in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, and Georgia. Melissa also has experience with …

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Our Next Financial Literacy Class Starts in 1 Week!

Garrett Zucker/ 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

Garrett Zucker/ 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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Rainbow Donuts Offers a Wide Spectrum of Fabulous Flavors

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON April 26th, 2021

The world can seem fairly polarized these days. However, there is a place on the 1300 block of the McDowell Road “Miracle Mile” that uses a great unifying force – amazing food! Rainbow Donuts is a family-owned business that draws customers from diverse backgrounds. As I sat in a booth, I watched people arrive in …

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Arizona’s affordable housing crunch is worsening.

Garrett Zucker/ 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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Our 2021 Sponsors

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON April 16th, 2021

The Trellis 45th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser was a huge success. Thanks to many generous sponsors, individual donors, and participation in our auction and raffle, the event generated over $100,000! These funds will enable Trellis to continue their mission of providing homebuyer and financial education, mortgage loans, and development of affordable housing to the under-served …

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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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