Trellis News

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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Meet Melissa Auge – Assistant Project Manager

Joel McCabe/ 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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Trellis Careers – Project Management Assistant

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON May 27th, 2021

Position Description Job Title: Project Management Assistant Reports To: Director of Real Estate Development FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly Approved By: Approved Date: Revised Date: May 2021 Grade: 4 SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Director of Real Estate Development, the Project Management Assistant is responsible for assisting with the development and management of various …

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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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Rainbow Donuts Offers a Wide Spectrum of Fabulous Flavors

Joel McCabe/ 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.

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 Congratulates Terry Benelli on Her Appointment to the Federal Reserve Board

Joel McCabe/ 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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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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Open Position: Project Coordinator

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 11th, 2021

Job Title: Project Coordinator – REDReports To: Director of Real Estate DevelopmentFLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time hourly 40 hours weeklyApproved By: President & CEOApproved Date: July 29, 2020Revised Date: February 10, 2021 SUMMARYUnder the supervision of the Director of Real Estate Development, the Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the development and management of various …

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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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Arizona is Third-Worst in the Nation for Affordable Housing

Joel McCabe/ 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

Joel McCabe/ 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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Evelyn Cermeno

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON July 10th, 2020

Just because Trellis is a non-profit, doesn’t mean that there’s not a lot of finances to manage. For nearly six years, Evelyn Cermeno, the Senior Staff Accountant at Trellis, has been keeping track of all the money. What She Does at Trellis More specifically, Evelyn’s responsibilities include tracking grants and projects; processing payroll; reviewing and …

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Phoenix Cares Grant for Those Affected by COVID-19

Joel McCabe/ 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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Michael Kelly

Joel McCabe/ 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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The Buzz on The Miracle Mile Might Be From Clippers

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON March 16th, 2020

McDowell Road’s Miracle Mile has many wonderful, locally-owned business. Get the buzz on the Miracle Mile resident – Lionetti’s Hair Clipper Services.

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