First home in San Bruno for biotech entrepreneur

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.

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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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