Trellis News

Trellis Celebrates 45 Years of Helping Communities

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2020

For forty-five years, Trellis (formerly known as NHS Phoenix) has been helping to revitalize communities and to assist the under-served members of those communities get access to classes and programs that improve their finances and ultimately lead to stable homeownership. How We Help Through Trellis, people can take an array of financial literacy courses, as …

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Evelyn Cermeno

Garrett Zucker/ 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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Garrett Zucker

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 26th, 2020

Trellis has many wonderful programs that help people achieve their dreams of financial literacy and homeownership. It is the job of Garrett Zucker to make sure that people are aware of these programs. Garrett is the Marketing and Outreach Associate at Trellis and loves telling the Trellis story through social media and other marketing avenues. …

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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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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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Trellis Helps Another New Homeowner

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON March 17th, 2020

Trellis assists another first-time home buyer.

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The Buzz on The Miracle Mile Might Be From Clippers

Garrett Zucker/ 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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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON March 24th, 2017

In honor of Women’s History Month, Trellis would like to spotlight two of our amazing clients. “A Future for My Daughter” – Sandra Carlon is a courageous and hardworking 27-year-old single mother who closed on her home 2 months ago. She is raising her 8-year old daughter and has hopes of one day becoming a …

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Success Story: Charlie Esquivel

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 9th, 2015

Charlie Esquivel is a proud former Marine, hard-working engineer and father of 3 girls, aged 15, 11, and 9. He wanted to buy his first home so his family could have the security and peace of mind that comes with homeownership. Charlie began looking for houses close to his children’s school and found a home …

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Success Story: Iris Glass

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 9th, 2015

Iris Glass has firsthand experience with the effects of the Great Recession: first, her son lost his job and moved back in, and then her landlord sold her rental property giving her less than a month to move. Not only did Iris need to find a home for herself, but also for her son and …

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Success Story: Sandra Gonzalez

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 9th, 2015

Sandra Gonzalez is used to working hard to get what she wants. As an Arizona native who can trace her family in Arizona back to the 1800’s, Sandra wanted nothing more than to own a home in the state she loved; however, circumstances were stacked against her. Sandra is a widow and a foster parent …

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Success Story: Valeria Holguin

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON January 9th, 2015

Valerie Holguin and her two children have always dreamed of having a home to call their own. Valerie longed for the stability that owning her own home would bring; she had been living in various apartments her whole life and wanted more for her girls. She began looking for a house in July 2012 and quickly realized that …

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NHS Success Story: Stephanie Reynolds

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON March 9th, 2014

Stephanie Reynolds lived in her childhood home for over 30 years and continued living there while she started her own family that soon grew to a son of her own and two more foster children. When her mother became disabled and needed to move back in, it was clear they would need more space. She …

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NHS Success Story: Juan Chavez

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 9th, 2014

At the age of 25 teacher and mentor Juan Chavez didn’t even have homeownership on his radar. Juan grew up in South Phoenix with very few successful role models and a penchant for getting into trouble. As he got older and had a few close calls with the law he rediscovered his faith. It was …

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