Nonprofit Breaks Ground on               Affordable Gated Community

 A formerly abandoned housing development in the South Mountain Village is being transformed into a neighborhood that anyone would be proud to call home. It’s all thanks to Trellis, formerly NHS Phoenix, a nonprofit community developer that has been making stable homes and communities possible in Maricopa County for 40 years.

When Trellis purchased the foreclosed property during the housing crisis in 2009, there were ten occupied homes, 16 partially built homes and 18 vacant lots. Trellis completed construction on the unfinished homes, and sold them soon after. 

The good news for home buyers is there are more homes to come.  

On Monday, June 15, Trellis broke ground on 18 new home sites in its Montaña Bella revitalization project, located on the NE corner of 7th Avenue and South Mountain Avenue.

“Completing Montaña Bella is a big milestone for us and the community,” said Trellis President & CEO, Patricia Garcia Duarte. 

These new homes provide affordable, energy efficient options. With three floor plans, the Montaña Bella development was designed with potential residents in mind. 

Homes will be offered with multigenerational options including plans with two master suites and private suites with separate entrances. Each is fully accessible for persons with disabilities, including zero-clearance steps, wider door and hallways and conveniently located electrical outlets. 

The best part? Interested buyers may qualify for down payment assistance in this gated community, instilling Trellis’ vision to create an Arizona where everyone has a place to call home. 

For more information about Montaña Bella, and to inquire about down payment assistance programs, call Trellis at (602) 258-1659.