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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Meriwest Credit Union Generated $108 Million Impact in Local Community

SAN JOSE, CA – April 10, 2017 – 2016 Economic Impact Project

Meriwest Credit Union participated in a 2016 year-long project, commissioned by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues (CCUL) in conjunction with ECONorthwest, to measure the economic impact that credit unions are making in their local communities. Credit unions’ combined ripple effect in the broader economy can’t be ignored as their financially cooperative, not-for-profit model reinvests local dollars back into local economies.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meriwest Awarded WISH & IDEA Grant Sponsorships

SAN JOSE, CA – April 3, 2017 – FHLB Approves $130K in Loan Program Grant Funds to CU

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco approved Meriwest Credit Union’s request for grant funds to be used to help local working families earning less than the median income access to home ownership. Meriwest Credit Union was approved for funds on two grant programs; $100k will be granted for the WISH (Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership) Program and $30k for the IDEA (Individual Development and Empowerment Account) Program. The granted funds are utilized as downpayment assistance for qualified working families in the communities Meriwest serves.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Meriwest Credit Union Encourages Youth to Give a Hoot About Savings

SAN JOSE, CA – Mar 30, 2017– Learning to save for what you want in life is a crucial life skill, but it’s one too few young people are learning.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Meriwest Mortgage Announces Partnership with Housing Trust Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, CA – March 16, 2017  –  Meriwest Mortgage is excited to announce that they have partnered with the Housing Trust Silicon Valley. This new partnership allows Meriwest Mortgage to help low income, first time home buyers purchase a primary residence in Santa Clara County. This program has income eligibility guidelines based on gross annual household income along with other factors. Meriwest Mortgage will use HTSV’s low-interest second loan to assist with the borrower’s down payment and/or closing costs.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Meriwest Credit Union Announces the Winners of the 2016-17 Essay Competition

Meriwest Executives meet with Winners

SAN JOSE, CA – March 16, 2017  –  Each year for the annual High School essay competition, Meriwest Credit Union asks young members to think outside the box and provide a different perspective of how they view a credit union. The Annual Competition is designed to motivate and support high school students in grades 9-12 who are planning to continue their academic achievements in college. This year, they were posed the question: The credit union philosophy is “People helping People". What could credit unions do to make this philosophy relevant to students? Meriwest’s student members did not disappoint with their answers.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Meriwest Sponsors FHLB Grant for Habitat for Humanity Project

Provides $35,000 Housing Grant for Low Income First-Time Homebuyers

SAN JOSE, CA – August 31, 2016 – Meriwest Credit Union announced today that they have sponsored a successful Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Affordable Housing Program grant application on behalf of the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco uses their profits to support affordable housing projects. Member institutions, such as Meriwest Credit Union, can sponsor Affordable Housing Program applications from community development organizations with residential projects in need of financing.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HEART Offers $117,281 Down Payment Loans for First Time Homebuyers Facebook Makes $100,000 Donation to Program

HEART of San Mateo County and Meriwest Mortgage offer loans for new homeowners in San Mateo County for homes costing up to $781,875

SAN MATEO, CA – July 18, 2016– HEART, the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County is offering larger, first-time homebuyer down payment loans for new homebuyers in San Mateo County. Working with Meriwest Mortgage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meriwest Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions serving Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area, new homebuyers in San Mateo County can now purchase homes costing up to $781,875. This represents a 33% increase from the previous maximum home price of $521,250. HEART and Meriwest increased their loan amounts in response to higher housing costs and limited inventory of homes or condos for sale at the lower price limit.

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