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 Helps Another Homebuyer

Garrett Zucker/ 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 Maryisela Ocampo – Trellis Case Worker

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 18th, 2021

Maryisela Ocampo is the newest Case Worker at Trellis. As a case worker, Maryisela reviews applications for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA). The ERA is a program to help Trellis pay their rent and utilities. Maryisela assures all documentation needed are received or requested from clients, so an approval of an application can be determined.  What Maryisela likes about Trellis  Maryisela says that the working environment at Trellis …

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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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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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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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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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Meet Patricia Garcia Duarte – President & CEO of Trellis

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON December 11th, 2020

Nonprofit doesn’t mean not professional. The leader who keeps Trellis running like a top-performing company is Patricia Garcia Duarte. The Public Face of Trellis Patricia, who is the President and CEO of Trellis, joined the organization back in March of 2006. She is responsible for the management, operation and financial health of the organization. She …

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Trellis Helps Single Mom Buy Her First Home

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON November 25th, 2020

“I love you guys!” Time could note fade the appreciation that Cynthia feels for Trellis and those who helped her.   Over a year and a half ago, Cynthia was a single mom, living in a rented apartment, looking to purchase her first home. She was trying to purchase a home in the South Phoenix Village (SPV) community. Her Realtor told her that …

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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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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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Helga Galan – Lending Operations Manager

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 16th, 2020

Trellis helps the vulnerable and under-served of the Phoenix area realize their dreams of home ownership. Guiding the efforts of the lending team is Helga Galan. Helga is the Operations Manager for Trellis Lending and has been with the company for ten years. She uses her vast knowledge and experience as a loan officer and …

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Daniel Gonzalez – Loan Originator

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 9th, 2020

Meet Daniel Gonzalez, a knowledgeable and compassionate loan originator with Trellis Lending. For nearly three years, Daniel has been using his extensive mortgage knowledge to help Trellis provide funding to some of the most vulnerable and under-served members of the community. He is an expert at matching borrowers up with the best possible mortgage rates, …

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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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