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 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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Director of Resource Development & Communications

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 22nd, 2021

SUMMARY The Director of Resource Development and Communications is responsible for developing and implementing diverse strategies in resource development for the organization to include an annual fundraising plan, grant-funded programs (private, public, foundation, and government), developing communication and publicity materials, developing, and maintaining relationships with donors and volunteers, and developing and implementing a volunteer program. …

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

Garrett Zucker/ 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

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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President Biden Issues a Proclamation on National Homeownership Month 2021

Garrett Zucker/ 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

Garrett Zucker/ 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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Trellis Careers – Project Management Assistant

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 27th, 2021

Position Description Job Title: Project Management Assistant Reports To: Director of Real Estate Development FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly Approved By: Approved Date: Revised Date: May 2021 Grade: 4 SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Director of Real Estate Development, the Project Management Assistant is responsible for assisting with the development and management of various …

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Our Next Financial Literacy Class Starts in 1 Week!

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 18th, 2021

This free, virtual course begins at 5:30 pm on May 25th. Our unique financial coaching program is a live, instructor-led course focused on improving your financial behaviors and attitudes. Our HUD-certified instructors will address credit repair issues, counseling on your budget, debt repayment and buying a home. The class consists of three, two-hour sessions. Attendance …

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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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Meet Maribell Valdez – Trellis Homeownership Advisor

Garrett Zucker/ 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

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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Arizona’s affordable housing crunch is worsening.

Garrett Zucker/ 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

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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Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON April 2nd, 2021

Position Description   Job Title:                    Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate          Reports To:                Lending Operations and Real Estate FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt, hourly Approved By:            Chief Executive Officer Approved Date:         4/1/2021 Revised Date:             February 7, 2020   SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of Lending Operations, the Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate supports …

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Case Worker Assistant – Temporary

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON March 26th, 2021

Position Description Job Title: Case Worker Assistant (Temporary) Reports To: Director of HomeOwnership Center FLSA Status: NonExempt, hourly Approved By: Approved Date: July 22, 2020 Revised Date: March 16, 2021 Note: This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding. Grade: 1 SUMMARY The Case Worker Assistant provides high quality customer …

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New COVID-19 Financial Help For Rent & Utilities

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON March 25th, 2021

Trellis is once again providing assistance to those having trouble paying rent and utilities due to financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our partner Wildfire, residents of the city of Phoenix can obtain funds to help them through this ordeal. Landlords may request funds on their tenents’ behalf if permission is granted. Eligibility …

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Trellis Offers Online Financial Literacy Classes

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON March 19th, 2021

We are now offering virtual and interactive financial literacy classes! This unique financial coaching program is a live, instructor-led course focused on improving your financial behaviors and attitudes. Our HUD-certified instructors will address credit repair issues, counseling on your budget, debt repayment and buying a home. Making it easy for you to achieve your financial …

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