On Thursday afternoon, 5/14/09, MidPen Housing celebrated the groundbreaking for Peninsula Station, a new development on El Camino Real in San Mateo, next to Borders Book and CalTrain. When completed in summer 2010, Pen Station will provide affordable rental homes for 68 working families.
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) presented HEART with the 2009 Growing Smarter Together Award in the category of Public/Private Partnerships. Watch the video!
Watch this video about HEART and housing produced by Comcast for Affordable Housing Week.
We had a tasty “friendraiser” event just before Valentine’s Day. You can see photos here. Many thanks to Borel Private Bank & Trust Co. for hosting the event at their San Mateo branch! Also, the State contemplates a permanent source of revenue for affordable housing.
It’s been surprisingly busy for the summertime, and now there’s quite a bit of housing news to mention that’s of interest in San Mateo County. Here are three highlights: HEART’s first homebuyer loan; the City of Belmont joins HEART; and possibilities for a National Housing Trust Fund
“Like an FHA loan, but more flexible for the condo we wanted….” ~Jennifer & Andrew
“With the money I saved through HEART, I have enough to fix up the house…” ~Krystal