Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

Three new, energy efficient homes will be built in Avondale and sold to low to moderate income families as part of a collaboration between Maricopa County, the City of Avondale and Trellis.
Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise makes remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for a collaboration that will bring affordable housing to Avondale.
Maricopa County Human Services Director Jacqueline Edwards remarks on how this project will change the lives of three families in just a few short months.

About Maricopa County Human Services

As the fourth largest county in the nation and home to some of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, Maricopa County’s population is large, growing and more diverse than ever. Maricopa County’s Human Services Department has five divisions that provide services and programs to people of all ages and abilities to promote their well-being. From offering early education to career training and employment services to case management for aging and adults with disabilities — the Human Services Department serves as a leader in the region to support strong families, neighborhoods, and community relationships. Learn more about the financial, educational, and support resources available to eligible Maricopa County residents at

About the City of Avondale

Avondale, Arizona is a community where people share a deep sense of pride in what has been accomplished and how far we have come. In Avondale, there is a strong belief that the blending of a broad spectrum of cultures comes from a true sense of harmony throughout the community. Here, people and businesses are welcomed with open arms and supported in a way that exemplifies a dynamic, intelligent, and driven city, ready to take on the future. Avondale is Aspiring. Achieving. Accelerating. Learn more at

About Trellis

Trellis, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 1975 to make stable homes and communities possible. Trellis helps individuals and families across Arizona with homeownership counseling, financial access, and neighborhood development — operating under the vision of an Arizona where everyone has a place to call home. Learn more at



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