Thanks to our 380 guests who came to celebrate “Ten Years: A Thousand Doors,” HEART’s 10th Anniversary Luncheon” on May 15 in South San Francisco. Our keynote speaker John Stewart, a noted developer in the Bay Area, rocked the room. We debuted two new films, and raised over $120K for affordable housing programs. Read and see more….
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.
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.
“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