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NEW! Higher loan limits up to $781,875 for first time homebuyer program

HEART and Meriwest Mortgage can help you buy your first home in San Mateo County with a loan package up to $781,875 with only 5% down and no PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) Find out more and download a workshop presentation….

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Thanks to our 54 sponsors, HEART raises $136K to support teacher housing

Thanks to our 54 amazing sponsors and 320 guests, HEART raised $136,000 to offer technical assistance and pre-development loans to help school districts develop rental housing on school property. Click to see more photos….

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HEART has moved to San Mateo

New address: 2905 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
New Phone: 650-242-1764

HEART is now located in a ground floor office at Peninsula Station, a mixed-use affordable housing development for 68 working families owned by MidPen Housing. We are directly across the street from Hillsdale Shopping Center.

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Thank you for helping HEART raise $120K for housing on May 15

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….

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HEART awards $25K in grants from new Facebook fund for Menlo Park and East Palo Alto

HEART is pleased to announce the award of two grants of $12,500 each to MidPen Housing and AbleWorks for housing-related activities located in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. These funds are being made available through the generosity of Facebook.

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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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Dennis and Joann McEntire

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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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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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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