Ask a Habitat homeowner about their experience, and you’ll often hear them say, “It’s been a journey.”

And that’s because our families have worked hard toward their goal of homeownership, sometimes enduring years of rental instability or substandard living conditions before partnering with Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley.

Patelco PartnersOnce they’re Habitat families, they put in more hard work – physically and mentally – as they knock out hundreds of sweat equity hours on the construction site, along with the Housing Counseling they take part in to prepare themselves for homeownership.

That’s the journey that comes to mind as we prepare for Cycle of Hope, our inaugural cycling event, which takes place in Palo Alto this November 3rd. When a cyclist crests a hill to take in a stunning view, we see the homeowner who holds her house keys in her hand for the first time and envisions her future in a new light.

And it’s a journey that our partners at Patelco Credit Union have been a part of for years. Since 2013, Patelco Credit Union has been a fundamental part of our work at Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley, in so many different ways. From engaging hundreds of volunteers on our build sites – building new opportunities through new home construction and keeping homeowners in their homes through Home Preservation – to corporate donations, to sponsoring major building events, Patelco Credit Union's partnership has been critical. Patelco Credit Union has even been the primary lender for our Habitat families and provided down payment assistance funding.

That’s why we’re so proud to announce that Patelco Credit Union has signed on as our Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Cycle of Hope.

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As an organization that prides itself on “moving you forward, faster,” Patelco Credit Union’s mission makes a terrific companion to our first-ever benefit ride. As our cyclists will be on the ground, pedaling for affordable housing, Patelco Credit Union will be supporting the cause alongside them. Thank you, Patelco Credit Union, for continuing to move us forward, toward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Click here to join Patelco Credit Union and the hundreds of cyclists who will be part of this movement.

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Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.

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