Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation
Our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2022 is here. Read about the successes of the past year and the strong pipeline we have for the years ahead. Read now!
Welcome to Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022). Please read more below about the successes of the past year and the strong pipeline we have for the years ahead.
“It has been an amazing year. Thanks to your support we have completed some of the most ambitious construction projects in our 33-year history.”
Dear Habitat GSF supporter,
It has been an amazing year. Thanks to your support we have completed some of the most ambitious construction projects in our 33-year history. We built 26 homes and welcomed new families as they embarked on their first-time homeownership journeys, we amplified our voices for affordable housing across our region and state, and continued our impressive resource development work bringing in a record number of partners and supporters.
We couldn’t be prouder of the many volunteers, donors and staff who made this incredible progress possible.
Being one of four affiliates in California selected as a recipient of MacKenzie Scott’s transformative philanthropy, Habitat GSF received $6.75m. This not only represented a ringing endorsement and acknowledgement of our work, our professionalism, and of our competent stewardship of donors’ funds but also offered a unique ability to secure competitive support for our high impact work.
As you will read in this report, our developments on Geneva Avenue in Daly City and Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City are complete. We were overjoyed to celebrate with our new homeowner families and dignitaries in both cities as they moved into their new homes.
Our construction pipeline of new homes is stronger than ever. Our Amber Drive project in San Francisco is moving forward toward completion and we have been welcoming our newest prospective homeowners on site as they begin their “sweat equity.” We are also moving through planning and entitlements across our 3-county region on developments both large and small.
As we all continue to evolve from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for our critical home repair expertise is more profound than ever. We will be expanding our work to encompass even more Bay Area communities, allowing more seniors on fixed incomes the chance to ‘age in place’ in homes that are safe, warm, and accessible. These critical repairs are truly some of the strongest investments we can make in the health and well-being of our seniors and in thwarting predatory displacement.
And we are delighted to report that our advocacy work continues to impact the policy and financial levers to scale our impact as an affordable home developer. This year we joined with our Habitat colleagues across the state and helped secure $350m in funding for the state’s only program supporting new construction and infrastructure of affordable homes for ownership. We also played a leading role in several crucial pro-housing ballot initiatives in our region.
We will not be resting on our laurels, and we look forward to further successes in the year ahead.
In the meantime, please enjoy reading this report which, in addition to detailing Habitat GSF’s robust financial position, contains some wonderful stories of our families and volunteers.
We appreciate you.
Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Board Chair, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Growing Our Impact
Habitat has always been on the side of working families and we work hard to make sure that their housing needs are addressed by policymakers at local, state and federal levels. Our drive to champion affordable homebuilding and promote affordable homeownership takes us across our region, to Sacramento, and to Washington D.C.
This year, in collaboration with Habitat affiliates throughout California, we achieved a significant victory – ensuring that the CalHome program – the only state source of support for construction of homes for affordable ownership – was fully funded with $350m over the next two years.
We also took a leading role in ballot initiative campaigns in San Francisco and Menlo Park aiming to remove some of the barriers to construction which are such a part of affordable homebuilding in our area.
Our stunning Amber Drive development is a hive of activity. Our construction team are hard at work to build these homes and have achieved incredible results. Their efforts are boosted by our wonderful individual and group volunteers whose dedication and expertise shines through every time they are on site. Because of this hard work these homes will be completed in 2023.
Our pipeline of new home developments is stronger than ever. Whether the Arguello project in Redwood City, Balboa Reservoir in San Francisco, or our largest-ever homebuilding project on Redwood Blvd in Novato, our homes carefully complement the neighborhoods in which they are located and attract huge community support.
There is nothing more special than welcoming new families into their new Habitat homes. Not only are we recognizing a significant milestone for each, as they become first-time homeowners, but also we honor their achievement in actually building the homes into which they are moving.
This year we have celebrated with families at two ‘key ceremonies’ in Daly City and Redwood City. We heard from the new homeowners themselves as well as a variety of city dignitaries who supported the projects.
Habitat Greater San Francisco is lucky to have one of the most trusted names in our region and benefits from a huge amount of public goodwill. Nowhere is this goodwill more evident than in our ability to fundraise to support our homebuilding mission.
From MacKenzie’s Scott’s transformative donation to our work – part of a half billion dollar gift to leading Habitat affiliates nationwide – to equally important donations of all sizes that it is our privilege to receive, we make sure that the most donor support possible gets to where it counts: our homes
At Habitat GSF, we want seniors to be able to grow old where they grew up. To help elderly homeowners successfully ‘age in place’ our critical home repair team undertakes major repairs to keep them from getting cold, wet and sick.
From repairing a roof to replacing a staircase or installing new windows, our focus is on allowing long-time residents to continue to thrive in the communities they love.
Cristina and her family are one of six households who moved into their new Daly City home in the summer of 2022. We talked with her about her experience of becoming a homeowner and her hopes for the future in their new home.
A. I live with my husband, Allan, and my two kids and we’ve lived in the Bay Area for over twenty-two years. We also provide care and housing to my 82 years old mother as well. I work as a hospital unit services coordinator, and Allan works in the hospitality industry as a housekeeper.
We were living in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Daly City. Waking up at odd hours a day in order to get ready for work, without waking our children seems to become a greater challenge for us, as they are old enough to begin to understand why both my husband and I have to work inconsistent work hours to just cover our monthly expenses.
A. We were pleasantly surprised that our electricity bill is much lower with solar energy, and pleased to have a nice washer and dryer.
A. We feel more comfortable at home now that we have more space and privacy. We are very proud to be Habitat homeowners.
Net Assets $34,843,210
* Includes: ReStore, revenue, gain on disposal of property and equipment, and other income
** Includes: faith and other non-profit organizations
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco has bold plans for the future to double our impact in our region. How will we accomplish this? With our partners and supporters, we are doubling the number of homes we build and doubling the number of critical home repairs and rehabs we conduct by 2027. We have a strong pipeline of projects to support this growth.
Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
The PG&E Corporation Foundation
Sand Hill Foundation
The Bank of America
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
The JEC Foundation