HIF and our neighborhoods' most needy are grateful for the record-setting turnout at the annual September Summit, which raised $678,000 for the event - a 27% increase over last year.
This year's sold-out Summit honored Rod Standard, a long-time volunteer of the non-profit for always keeping his promises to the organization, and featured Alex Sheen, the founder of a grass-roots organization that urges individuals to keep the promises they make.
"Over the last six years, each homeless person costs the public $83,000 annually in Santa Clara county," said Jake Harrington, HIF's Board president. "That's $6.1 billion in Santa Clara county alone. At HIF, our average housing assistance grant was $890 to save a family from becoming homeless. And our shelter renovation program triples ever dollar donated into professional-grade improvements."
The evening also remembered former Board member Chris Hanson and recognized its 26-year partner, Tri-County division of the California Apartment Association, for its support through their annual golf tournament.