HEART annual lunch raises $115K for affordable housing; Thank you to keynote speaker Kojo Ako-Asare of Google…and many, many more

HEART’s annual lunch was attended by 320 guests on May 6 and raised $115K for affordable housing programs. Read more to see two new HEART film and photos…..

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City basket raffle madness

At the HEART May 2013 lunch, HEART member cities contribute gift items and Pam Frisella and Helen Fisicaro make sure you buy tickets to win.

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Redwood City – we can afford it!

Joann and Dennis bought their dream home in Redwood City with help from HEART and MeriWest Mortgage …”better than an FHA loan and no PMI insurance….and we closed in 30 days over Christmas!” Find out if you qualify for HEART’s first time homebuyer program and read more….

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Thank you to outgoing HEART Board Chair, Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson. Welcome Jack Matthews

HEART said farewell to Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson, HEART Board Chair from February 2009 through December 2012, and founding member of the organization. She is retiring from public office. San Mateo Councilmember Jack Matthews, who will become the new Chair in January, 2013, presented an engraved vase to her (for Roses!) at HEART’s December board meeting.

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Thank you to Bank of America Foundation

We thank Bank of America Foundation for supporting the “nuts and bolts” of funding “bricks and mortar” projects. The metaphors and nonprofit buzz words, of course, are free. Read more…….

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New housing opens August 2012 in South San Francisco; HEART made $1M loan

MidPen Housing received over 2,300 applications for the 109 homes, demonstrating that the need for funding affordable homes is as great as ever. Read more about this HEART-funded development which opens in August 2012.

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HEART raises over $100,000 at May lunch, with 370 guests.

Thanks to you we raised over $100,000 for HEART at our May 7 lunch. Thank you Lori Goler, Vice President of People of Facebook who gave the keynote, to Facebook for a $25,000 donation, and to our board, sponsors and volunteers. See more photos from the event…….

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New Developer Loans – Notice of Funds Available

August 6, 2012 – HEART announces $700K available to multi-family housing developers through two loan programs: QuickStart an existing short term loan fund and SemiPerm, a new program for medium-term loan options. Find out more..

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San Mateo County Launches Free Housing Locator Service

The new service, SMCHousingSearch.org offers renters, landlords, housing professionals and anyone with access to a computer, tablet or smartphone access to real-time information about rental housing, ranging from subsidized to market rate, in San Mateo County.

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Ask the Credit Union Guy – fixed vs. adjustable rate mortgages

HEART and Meriwest Credit Union have partnered to offer conforming mortgages and downpayment assistance loans to moderate-income first-time homebuyers in San Mateo County. Which is the right loan for you, and what does our program offer?

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