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HEART helps moderate-income families buy their first home in San Mateo County

Jennifer is a legal secretary in Burlingame and part-time law student, her husband Andrew is a police assistant. They were renting in Foster City and loved the suburban feel and convenient location. They qualified for an FHA loan, but…

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Mark Moulton, new Executive Director of HEART

HEART and the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County are pleased to welcome Mark Moulton as their new executive director on July 1, 2011. The two organizations share staff while maintaining separate boards of directors.

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Over 300 Attend Lunch to Benefit HEART

Thanks to you we reached our $3M campaign goal, and met our $10K challenge grant. With your support, HEART raised $60K, A big thank you to keynote speaker, Steve Westly, who spoke about investing in green buildings, lead sponsor Borel Private Bank & Trust Co., and to all of our presenters and participants.

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$200K loan for police station redevelopment site in San Mateo

HEART approved a $200K pre-development loan to Palo Alto Partners, a for-profit entity that represents one-half of the development team for the San Mateo Police Station site redevelopment at 2000 S. Delaware Street in San Mateo. Stay tuned for more details.

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Police Officer in Atherton

“With the money I saved through HEART, I have enough to fix up the house…” Krystal grew up in Belmont, and comes from a family tradition of law enforcement and public service. She was thrilled to get a job as a patrol officer with the Town of Atherton Police Department, but never thought she could more »

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HEART is a community loan fund to create more affordable homes for all our residents

Before dawn I joined 244 other volunteers and homeless folks in San Mateo County to go count people living in the streets. We joined thousands across the county in conducting a bi-annual census of people without homes. Since I live in San Bruno and wanted to get to know my town and its residents better, I went to the Safe Harbor Shelter in South City for training and to meet my partner David Sharp, a resident of his Ford Taurus who lives at a local fast food parking lot at night in South City.

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Breakfast at Trestle Glen affordable family homes in Colma

HEART hosted a breakfast for forty supporters at the newly-opened Trestle Glen family apartments in Colma, next to the BART station. Guests got to meet a resident, Princess S. (second from right) who told the story of her family’s search for affordable housing once their son was born.

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Peninsula Station affordable family homes open in San Mateo

HEART welcomed fifty guests and supporters to a breakfast and tour of the newly-opened Peninsula Station affordable rental homes in San Mateo. Developed by MidPen Housing, and located next to the Caltrain station on El Camino Real, across from Hillsdale Mall, the 68-unit development is a perfect example of high-density, transit-oriented housing.

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HEART receives $2M grant from State Prop 1C funds

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded a $2 million matching grant to HEART as part of its competitive Local Housing Trust Fund Program funded by Proposition 1C, the housing bond measure approved by state voters in 2006. The funds, which should be available in 2012, provide $700,000 for affordable rental housing loans and $1.3 million for downpayment assistance loans to low and moderate-income families.

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Trestle Glen family housing, 119 homes near Colma BART, opens in May 2010

Bridge Housing, in partnership with the County of San Mateo, celebrated the grand opening of Trestle Glen family housing during Affordable Housing Week, on May 13, 2010. Trestle Glen features 119 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that are affordable to families with annual incomes ranging from $16,491 to $55,560 for a family of four (20 to 50% of Area Median Income, AMI). Rents range from $403 to $1,400 per month.

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