I attended the First Annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser breakfast on Monday, a benefit for the Welcome Home Project.
Co-founded by the San Francisco Realtor Association, government agencies and non-profit groups, Welcome Home Project provides basic necessities to formerly homeless families, vets and individuals so they can get set up in their new households.
Mayor Ed Lee, Director of SF Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Jeff Kositsky were on hand, as well as Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, and Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting. Homelessness in the city is at crisis proportions, with a population of more than 6,500 living in the streets. There is no simple, quick solution, so organizations like Welcome Home Project contribute significantly in that they take an immediate, practical approach to assisting in some way.
Many of the major real estate brokerages sponsored Monday’s event, including my company, Zephyr Real Estate, along with Paragon Real Estate, Pacific Union International, Coldwell Banker, Climb and Compass.