“We have a safe, warm place for our children…” Gumshu and Roi were political refugees from Burma. Gumshu worked in restaurants, and now owns his own sushi stand in a Redwood City. “Getting an apartment at Trestle Glen is the best thing that has happened to us. We were living in an illegal in-law unit more »
With help from HEART, Glenn and his family bought a home in San Bruno—next door to his parents. They had been looking to buy a home for four years, but were always outbid by investors offering cash until they discovered the conforming loan package from HEART and Meriwest Mortgage.
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…
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.
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.
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.
“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 »
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.
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.
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.
“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
June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm