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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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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Trellis Funding Delivers the Dream of Home Ownership

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON August 13th, 2020

Trellis Lending is dedicated to empowering borowers through education and knowledge. As a current or potential homeowner, it is important to be informed about the complexities of not only the process but also the responsibility of homeownership. Additionally, Trellis Lending has access to an array of private and government loan programs, as well as down …

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Trellis Education Helps Build and Strengthen Communities

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON August 11th, 2020

The knowledgeable and compassionate counselors at Trellis provide financial education opportunities for those who need it. From one-on-one sessions to free online courses, Trellis has used education to help members of the community to achieve financial stability and realize their dreams of owning a home. Trellis has: Educated 44,303 individuals or families in financial management …

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Dean Begay

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2020

Trellis helps a lot of people through financial education, monetary assistance, homebuying programs, and more. Those people who have gone through Trellis Lending to purchase a home have interacted with Dean Begay. Dean is the Loan Closer for Trellis Lending and handles the loan servicing with compliance reporting. Helping those in the Community Dean has …

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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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Governor Ducey Extends COVID-19 Eviction Protections and Expands Rental Assistance Access

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 17th, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey today signed an Executive Order extending a moratorium on residential evictions until October 31, 2020, providing continued protections for renters who are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The order ensures renters impacted by COVID-19 will be able to stay in their homes while extending the time to access rental …

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Free COVID-19 Testing

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 15th, 2020

Saturday, July 18 – Maryvale/West Phoenix (8 a. m. to 12 p.m.)  Ak-Chin Pavilion, Gate 6, 2121 N. 83rd Ave. in Phoenix  By appointment only Visit AZDHS site for details and to pre-register. Scroll down to “Visit the ASU Website” and then create an account using the code jdzkkww6 Saliva-based Testing (in partnership between the AZ Dept. of Health Services & ASU …

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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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Requisitos de subvención de Phoenix CARES

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 7th, 2020

SECCIÓN 1- COVID-19 DOCUMENTACIÓN ACEPTABLE COVID-19 Inestabilidad laboral/salarial: Desempleo/terminación Carta de terminación del empleador Prueba de solicitud de desempleo Prueba que ha solicitado beneficios de desempleo Auto certificación de terminación de empleo si el empleo no esta vinculado a un empleador formal (por ejemplo, mecánicos, niñeras, amas de casa, etc.) Impacto en los ingresos del …

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La Beca Phoenix CARES (por sus siglas en Ingles) Ofrece Ayuda Financiera a Los Impactados Por COVID-19

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 7th, 2020

Click here for English Gracias por su interés en Phoenix CARES. Hemos tenido una gran demanda para el programa. Trellis ha recibido solicitudes que superan los fondos asignados y actualmente estamos revisando las solicitudes para determinar elegibilidad. Por el momento, no estamos seguros de que haya fondos suficientes para su solicitud. Consulte con otras agencias …

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Phoenix Cares Grant for Those Affected by COVID-19

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 2nd, 2020

Haga clic aquí para español Thank you for your interest in the Phoenix CARES. There has been a high demand for the program. Trellis has received applications in excess of the allocated funding which are currently being reviewed for eligibility. We are unsure if there would be enough funding for your application from us, if …

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Phoenix CARES Grant Requirements

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 2nd, 2020

Section 1 – COVID-19 Acceptable Crisis Documentation  COVID-19 Job/Wage Instability:  Unemployment / Termination  Termination letter from employer Proof of unemployment application Proof client has applied for benefits Self-certification of termination of employment if employment is not tied to a formal employment structure (i.e. Mechanics, babysitters, housekeepers, etc.) Impact to household income Hours reduced Employer letter …

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Free Online Financial Literacy Course

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 29th, 2020

Trellis is excited to offer our financial literacy class online for free. Simply complete and submit the below form to receive a code to use during registration. Your confirmation will have the coupon code and the link to register for the class.

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