Spring 2016 Newsletter
So far in 2016, we have helped 135 families and individuals remain in or return to safe, stable housing.  We also completed two beautiful renovation projects at nonprofit shelters. HIF has accomplished a lot, but there are still families that need our help this year! 

Read about HIF's achievements this year, our upcoming work, and how you can get involved:

HIF Staff Spotlight
Meet our new Development & Marketing Coordinator, Jenna Whisler!

Jenna comes to HIF with several years of business experience, a sharp eye for detail, and a passion for giving back to the community. As an East Coast transplant, Jenna looks forward to engaging with the people of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in her new role as Development and Marketing Coordinator.  She is a graduate of the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech, and worked for Deloitte in the D.C. metro area prior to joining HIF.

Jenna is responsible for donor relations and engagement and for raising awareness of HIF's programs through social media and events. Reach out to Jenna at jenna@hifinfo.org with questions or ideas about HIF and our events, she loves meeting new people!  
Thursday, September 8, 2016  

Join over 850 housing industry professionals in celebrating HIF's 27 years of impact in the Bay Area and in honoring our Lifetime Achievement Honoree, George M. Marcus, Chairman of Marcus & Millichap, for his notable accomplishments in the real estate industry and in our community. 

Marriott San Francisco Airport Waterfront
5-6:30 PM  Networking and no-host bar
6:30-7:30  Dinner
7:30-8:30  Program

Tickets will set out! Click to  Register.
We did it, Silicon Valley!
HIF participated in the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Gives Day on May 3rd, 2016 and is excited to announce that thanks to your generation donations and the efforts of the companies fundraising on the  HIF Leaderboard, we raised over  $38,000*  during SV Gives! 

HIF moved up in the ranks from last year, coming in 6th place for number of unique SV Gives donors, and 7th place for total dollars raised in the medium sized nonprofit category!   See SV Gives results from the day  here. Thanks again, Silicon Valley! 

*includes donations raised before, the day of, and after SV Gives Day and matching gifts
StarVista Your House South Renovation


On Thur sday, April 28th, Equity Residential volunteers and supporting partners gathered to renovate StarVista Your House South , which provides emergency and temporary housing for runaway and homeless youth and families in crisis. Twenty-six  volunteers spent the day transforming the landscape and outdoor space, painting the exterior and interior, and upgrading light fixtures and furniture. The house is now a bright and uplifting space for the children it serves. See all the before, during, and after renovation pictures here!

HIF extends a heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to James Melling of Equity Residential for leading this project. James provided an exceptional amount  of time and resources to ensure its success. We would also like to thank the following companies for donations of materials and labor, without which this renovation would not have been possible: Aquatek Plumbing, American Technologies, Inc., HD Supply, Daniel Gaines Photography, Cort Furniture Rental, M. Rizzo Landscape & Maintenance, BKB Construction, Turnkey Construction.

The total market value of this renovation project was $32 K. Because of the contributions by Equity Residential and the companies above, HIF spent only $11K cash to complete the renovation .  On behalf of one of the youth at StarVista, "thanks for making Your House South pretty again."
Housing Industry Foundation
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