Trellis News

Breaking Ground On New Homes

Aislyn Richmond/ POSTED ON April 10th, 2018

Trellis has long been dedicated to improving the Garfield neighborhood and, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, has been building homes here for the past 20 years. On Tuesday morning, February 27, Trellis broke ground on 3 single-family new homes sites. The event was hosted by Caroline Cancel, Director of Real Estate Development at …

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What’s New at Trellis

Aislyn Richmond/ POSTED ON April 10th, 2018

Trellis officially welcomes 4 new members to our Board of Directors. Diverse and accomplished, they bring a wealth of experiences and passion for the work that we do. ELORA DIAZ is an Arizona native, a first-generation college graduate and a first-time home buyer in the Garfield neighborhood. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from …

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All It Takes Is The First Step

Aislyn Richmond/ POSTED ON April 10th, 2018

  Heather Bailey will be the first to tell you she was doubtful.  She knew she wanted to buy a home, but couldn’t imagine how she would save for one. Or, even where to begin. Yet, as she puts it, “I was tired of always renting, renting, renting!” Luckily, an advertisement on Facebook caught her …

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Thanksgiving Gratitude Came Early

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON November 22nd, 2017

Jose and Dulce Soto and their 3 children are thankful for so many things this year. Jose Soto gets up at 3 am each morning to work on commercial construction projects to support his family. After a full day on a Friday evening, he still had a smile on his face, gratitude in his heart …

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Community Power For Miracle Mile Cleanup

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON November 21st, 2017

Trellis rung in the season of gratitude by giving back to our McDowell Road community at the Miracle Mile Fall Cleanup on November 4th. Made possible by a partnership between the Phoenix Community Alliance’s McDowell Road Revitalization Committee, Trellis, the City of Phoenix, the Miracle Mile Merchants Association, and Keep Phoenix Beautiful, the cleanup was …

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Trellis Puts On A New Face!

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON October 26th, 2017

Trick or Treat? Definitely a TREAT! Trellis officially launches their new Customer Facing Technology on October 31, 2017. The path to home ownership just got EASIER for our clients. The new technology is part of the SHP (The Sustainable Homeownership Project) initiative supported by NeighborWorks America. The system enables clients to electronically begin their journey …

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Home Fair & Bus Tour Attracts Many

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON October 26th, 2017

As the Grande Finale for our Fall NeighborWorks week celebrations – Trellis, Freddie Mac, and BMO Harris Bank joined forces to support the joint mission of increased home ownership in Arizona. A luncheon offering real estate professionals valuable information on lending programs and housing statistics was held at the BMO Harris Bank Tower earlier in …

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Colter Neighborhood Townhomes

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON October 26th, 2017

Trellis Real Estate Development Team presented to the Colter Street Block Watch the preliminary development plans for a group of townhomes on W. Colter Street in central Phoenix.  The neighbors were fully engaged and provided positive feedback about the redevelopment of infill that would provide 20 unit town homes ranging from 2 to 3 bedrooms …

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Community Open House – BMO Harris Bank / Freddie Mac / Trellis

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON September 26th, 2017

Join us! Enjoy a bus tour of exciting new developments and for-sale properties in the South Phoenix community.  Experts will be available with the latest information about home buying and special closing cost assistance programs. Click for details and to RSVP  

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First Homeowner in South Phoenix Village

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON August 23rd, 2017

Trellis Client is the First Homeowner in South Phoenix Village “I never thought that home ownership was a possibility!” confesses ShaWanda Brewer in front of a joyous crowd, gathered at the ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month. ShaWanda, having moved here from California, explains how her Aunt, Patricia Evans (see photo below) urged her to …

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Coronado Neighbor Receives “Good Neighbor” Bench Award

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2017

More than 25 neighbors joined with Trellis staff in surprising Coronado Neighborhood Association (CNA) President Michael Anderson with our July “Good Neighbor” front porch bench. Coronado neighbor Denise Fowers explains why she nominated Michael: “He unselfishly works countless hours as a fabulous neighbor to everyone. Even though he is the CNA President, Michael jumps right …

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In Memory of George Young

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2017

Trellis is sad to report that former Board member George Young has passed away. From 2007 to 2015 George served as the South Phoenix resident representative on our Board. We echo the sentiments expressed by George’s former Board colleague, Stephen Anderson, “The South Mountain community has lost a tremendous advocate. “ When he passed away …

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Talk to Trellis: Open the Door to Home Ownership

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON June 29th, 2017

Trellis hosted an interactive Q/A event last week at McDowell Road’s Smooth Brew Cafe for an eager group of interested home buyers. Trellis is one of four agencies in the United States invited by HomeMatters America and funded by US Bank in this “Open the Door to Home Ownership” campaign, to reach out to prospective …

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Trellis is a Gateway

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON June 29th, 2017

Big Faith Equals Big Home.  The Sisneros family is filled with gratitude as the happy couple and their 4 children fill their 5 bedroom home with laughter and plans for the future. Fernando and Rachel Sisneros moved into their spacious 2 level home complete with huge corner lot this month, just in time to enjoy …

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Talk to Trellis Q&A Social Event

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON May 30th, 2017

Cookies, Cold Brew, and Conversation.  Come join Trellis in this Free Q&A Social event, and ask us anything about owning your dream home. This interactive social event will be at Smooth Brew Cafe, one block away from our Trellis offices. Trellis is one of 4 housing agencies in the United States, selected by HomeMatters America …

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Building Sciences of a Trellis Home

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON May 22nd, 2017

Trellis homes lead to a path of conservation, savings and increased value through modern building sciences.  In 2006, the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) for residential homes was introduced.  Similar to other building ratings and certifications, HERS also uses a point based system to arrive at a value-base score; as it relates to reduction in …

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Know Your Spending Leaks

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON April 25th, 2017

Many people think they cannot afford to cut anything from their regular expenses. Yet, upon close analysis, they discover they have “spending leaks”, or expenses that zap money from their budget without them really noticing, or without adding a lot of value to their lives. These are often incidental items that seem small in the …

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Trellis Welcomes New Team Members

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON April 25th, 2017

We are so pleased to welcome 3 new stellar staff members to the Trellis Team. Caroline Cancel – Director of Real Estate Development Caroline Cancel has spent most of her career in Corporate Banking in the areas of Loan Operations, Portfolio Management and Restructuring. She has recently relocated to Arizona from New York, where she …

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King Family In Their First Home

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON April 21st, 2017

  “We’ve stayed in a lot of places, but this is our FIRST home.” explains 16-year old Juan King, as he arrives from his after-school ROTC drills. Juan is the eldest of 5 grandchildren, recently adopted by their great grandmother, 70-year old Jimmy King. The children were facing foster care, if she hadn’t intervened. Ms. …

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Trellis Talks to Millennials

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON March 24th, 2017

Earlier this month, Trellis met with Millennials during a Live Facebook Event at popular hangout, DeSoto Central Market in downtown Phoenix. Prompted by statistics that show 56% of millennials admit not having a financial plan, and 88% of them want guidance in planning the purchase of a home, Trellis decided to open a conversation with …

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