Trellis News

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 31st, 2020

At any given time, people can have trouble making ends meet and achieving their goals. The COVID-19 pandemic has truly magnified the problem for many. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, helpless, or even forgotten. There is help Trellis is non-profit dedicated to making stable homes and communities possible through educating, building and lending. What …

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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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Trellis Helps Another New Homeowner

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON March 17th, 2020

Trellis assists another first-time home buyer.

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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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Trellis Has Down Payment Assistance to Help You Buy Your New Home

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON November 19th, 2020

We are continuously working to address systemic economic and racial inequities in housing, and then provide real, usable solutions Trellis has funds for down payment assistance (DPA). Qualified borrowers can get up to $7.500 to significantly reduce the amount of out-of-pocket money needed to purchase a home. Depending on the price of the home and …

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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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Meet Abisag Perez – Project Coordinator, Trellis

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON November 6th, 2020

Abisag “Abby” Perez is a Project Coordinator for the Real Estate Development (RED) team at Trellis. What Abby Does Since joining Trellis in June, Abby has been instrumental in helping the RED team out in various capacities. She coordinate every aspect of the RED department, from day to day operational items to coordinating their most …

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U.S. Bank Partners With Trellis to Offer Down Payment Assistance

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON November 6th, 2020

This part of U.S. Bank’s Rebuild and Transform Fund will be used to address systemic economic and racial inequities in housing U.S. Bank has granted Trellis a large sum of money to be used as down payment assistance for Phoenix-area homebuyers. Who Qualifies for These Funds To qualify for the down payment assistance, borrowers must …

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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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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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Joel McCabe – VP and COO at Trellis

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 23rd, 2020

Joel McCabe is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Trellis. For over six years, Joel has overseen the day to day operations, including oversight of all of the program areas (Education, real estate, and lending), for Trellis and Arboles Home Mortgage. He also assists Patricia Garcia-Duarte, Trellis President and CEO, in developing and …

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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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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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Trellis is Part of Birdies for Charity

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 12th, 2020

You’re invited to be a part of the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open’s action, January 27th-February 2nd, through the tournament’s Birdies for Charity. Now OPEN! No need for serious golf skills here. Just a pledge for birdies! This keeps you in the action throughout the whole tourney! The Waste Management Phoenix Open and Thunderbirds Charities …

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Arizona is Third-Worst in the Nation for Affordable Housing

Garrett Zucker/ 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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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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APS EXTENDS HOLD ON DISCONNECTS FOR PAST DUE BILLS THROUGH 2020

Garrett Zucker/ 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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FRAUD ALERT: USDA Warns of Text Message Scam Targeting SNAP Recipients

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON September 14th, 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued the following notice today to protect Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants, after receiving reports of several possible SNAP Fraud attempts: SNAP Fraud Text Be aware of a scam using texting to obtain your personal information. The text might say you were chosen to receive food stamps …

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FHA’s Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Extended Through December 31, 2020

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON September 4th, 2020

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2020-27, “Extension of Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in Connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency,” which announces a third extension of the foreclosure and eviction moratorium through December 31, 2020. This moratorium extension is effective immediately upon the expiration of the existing moratorium announced in ML …

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We Build Affordable Housing

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON August 20th, 2020

We create sustainable home ownership opportunities to help you realize your dream. We recognize the correlation between housing and family stability, healthy neighborhoods and community revitalization. Our developments and projects have ranged from neighborhood revitalization efforts and minor repair programs to city-wide acquisitions and rehabilitation. We also help with lease-purchase, down payment assistance, Employer Assisted …

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Recent college graduates face a tough job market : Here are your options

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON August 19th, 2020

Author Aly J. Yale  of Bankrate.com wrote the following article on the various options recent college graduates have with regard to entering the current job market:  Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has soared this year. As of June, almost 18 million Americans were jobless. Even more have been furloughed or seen their hours cut.  But the health crisis isn’t just …

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COVID-19 DRIVE THRU SITES – OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON August 18th, 2020

CURRENT COVID-19 TEST TURN AROUND TIME IS 2 TO 4 BUSINESS DAYS Important Information All testing is zero cost to all, regardless of insurance. There are a total of 11 test sites across the valley. Test Sites Mesa Community College* Rio Salado Across from Tempe Marketplace at McClintock and Rio Salado* Watts Family Maryvale YMCA …

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