Trellis News

Trellis at Mission Breaks Ground!

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON November 18th, 2021

Trellis Community Development is proud to break ground on Trellis at Mission, a new affordable rental housing development located in the Sunnyslope area within the City of Phoenix. Please join us at our groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd at 10am. Media interviews with designated stakeholders will be available prior to the ceremony at …

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FREE Refinance Webinar!

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON November 15th, 2021

Thank you for your interest in our FREE online Refinance Webinar! Trellis can help Valley homeowners refinance their mortgages to lower their monthly payments. With interest rates at historic lows, there has never been a better time to refinance. Your home has gained significant equity and you may now be able to take advantage of …

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Trellis at Avondale Breaks Ground!

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON November 5th, 2021

Trellis Community Development is proud to present the newest offering in its portfolio of affordable housing developments, Trellis at Avondale! In partnership with H&B Builders, Architectural Resource Team, City of Avondale, and the Maricopa HOME Consortium, this three-home neighborhood infill project consists of three “smart home” versions of the same primary design, each of which …

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Rosa Persevered and Made Home Ownership Happen!

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON October 13th, 2021

It Starts with a Dream! As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on October 15th, our happy client Rosa has her own celebrating to do that will extend well beyond a month. In the summer of 2021, Rosa became a first-time homeowner after renting the same apartment for over eleven years. “It’s like a …

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Another Client Success Story!

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON September 30th, 2021

Meet Silvi and Shane, another Trellis client success story! The pair was referred to Trellis through the City of Phoenix Section-32 housing program as one of several organizations that provide a Homebuyer Education Class for first time homebuyers, which Trellis offers along with potential down payment assistance and a variety of other services. Trellis financial …

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Trellis CEO Patricia Garcia Duarte Addresses the Federal Reserve Board

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON September 24th, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Trellis President and CEO Patricia Garcia Duarte participated in the Federal Reserve Board’s panel discussion Perspectives on the Pandemic Recovery. A few key points she addressed include the affordable housing shortage in Phoenix, the effects on homeowners now that the moratorium on foreclosures has ended, investor activity and the resulting …

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Joel McCabe/ 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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Ramona Aceves

Joel McCabe/ 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 Liberian Family Live the American Dream

Lori Johnson/ POSTED ON January 13th, 2022

From financial literacy classes to mortgage loan funding, Trellis was with every step of this homebuyer’s journey.  Victoria moved to the United States from West African nation of Liberia. She currently works for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Veterans Hospital in the Sanitation/Housekeeping department. Victoria was in for quite a shock when she learned how complex …

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Trellis Holds Grand Opening for New Townhome Community

Joel McCabe/ 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

Joel McCabe/ 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

Joel McCabe/ 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

Joel McCabe/ 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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El presidente Biden emite proclamación del Mes Nacional de la Propiedad de la Vivienda 2021

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON June 14th, 2021

“Para millones de estadounidenses, ser propietarios de vivienda es el pilar de una vida con seguridad, con dignidad y con esperanza. Una casa es más que cuatro paredes y un techo; es un lugar en donde podemos celebrar triunfos y en donde podemos sortear las pruebas de la vida. Un lugar en donde podemos ver …

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Trellis 2019 Contributors

Joel McCabe/ 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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President Biden Issues a Proclamation on National Homeownership Month 2021

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON June 2nd, 2021

“For millions of Americans, homeownership is the cornerstone of a life with security, with dignity, and with hope. A home is more than four walls and a roof; it is a place where we can celebrate triumphs and weather the trials of life. A place where we can watch our families grow and prosper. A …

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Meet Melissa Auge – Assistant Project Manager

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON May 28th, 2021

Melissa Auge has a lot of experience in the field of construction. She has been in residential construction for 22 years, working for a masonry subcontractor and two different General Contractors remodeling homes for investors & real estate investment trusts (REITS) in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, and Georgia. Melissa also has experience with …

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First-Time Homebuyers Get Financial Help from Trellis and Partners

Joel McCabe/ 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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Meet Maribell Valdez – Trellis Homeownership Advisor

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON May 13th, 2021

Maribell Valdez is a homeownership advisor and specialist in foreclosure intervention who joined Trellis back in October of 2012. For over seven years, she has been providing guidance to Trellis clients with regard to the journey to homeownership (https://www.trellisaz.org/education/). Maribell counsels and educates not only potential homeowners, but those in risk of foreclosure, about credit …

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Rainbow Donuts Offers a Wide Spectrum of Fabulous Flavors

Joel McCabe/ 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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Arizona’s affordable housing crunch is worsening.

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON April 19th, 2021

This report offers potential solutions The following is a great article by the Real Estate Reporter for the Arizona Republic, Catherine Reagor. Ms. Reagor was a guest speaker at the Trellis 45th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser and, in an interview with the event host, Vanessa Ruiz, provided an in-depth look at the need for affordable housing …

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Our 2021 Sponsors

Joel McCabe/ 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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