Fundraising event lands major sponsors Nibbi Bros., Caritas Management

Thursday anniversary gala celebrates 46 years, supports on-site social services, recognizes community vanguards

Mission Housing Development Corporation | Robert Nibbi

“The values of Mission Housing Development Corporation… resonate deeply with our own values and culture” — Robert Nibbi. Photo: nibbi.com

The Mission Housing Development Corporation fall fundraising event is already on track to be a major success.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 is when the Mission Housing Gala, Silent Auction and Community Awards will be held at the Laborers Local 261 Hall in San Francisco [MAP].

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors has become the Developer level sponsor, contributing $15,000 to the Mission Housing Tenant Health and Wellness Fund.

“The values of Mission Housing Development Corporation – especially their commitment to Community, Integrity and Quality – resonate deeply with our own values and culture.” said Bob Nibbi, President of Nibbi Brothers General Contractors.

“Having worked with together for over 25 years, we are delighted to support Mission Housing’s mission to improve the lives of all San Franciscans through building and maintaining affordable housing.”

Stepping into the Builder level sponsorship with a $10,000 donation to the Mission Housing Tenant Health and Wellness Fund, is Caritas Management Corporation.

“As part of a 35 year relationship with Mission Housing Development Corporation, we are honored to share the same vision of preserving affordable housing, creating stability and enriching lives,” said Devesh Patel, President of Caritas Management Corporation.

“We are very proud of what Mission Housing has provided not only to the Mission District but in the beautiful city of San Francisco as a whole.”

The theme of the event, “46 Years of Building Safe, Empowered, and Resilient Communities” will be the basis for storytelling about Mission Housing residents who’ve recovered from adversity because of the affordable housing and supportive services they received.

Also recognized: Two community leaders who have been empowering voices in the fight to build strong neighborhoods.

“This will be an important celebration of our residents, our neighbors, our vanguards and our future,” said Sam Moss, Executive Director of Mission Housing. “We’ve come a long way in 46 years. One of the most important things to remember is that our accomplishments are about more than construction.”

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Event admission sales will continue online through Wednesday night, September 13 at missionhousing2017gala.eventbrite.com and at the door on Thursday evening.

“This event is our way of celebrating our successes and honoring those who make them possible,” Moss said.

Creating stable, vibrant and healthy communities

Funds raised from sponsorships and ticket sales will strengthen and sustain important Resident Services provided to occupants of the 100% affordable housing sites operated by Mission Housing.

“Our tenants and our neighborhoods thrive because of the free and voluntary on-site supportive services available from Mission Housing,” said Marcía Contreras, Director of Operations and Resident Services at Mission Housing. “The funds we bring in with this event will help stabilize the lives of many families and individuals.”

Event admission sales will continue online through Wednesday night, September 13, at missionhousing2017gala.eventbrite.com.

Admission sales will also take place at the door on Thursday evening. Credit or debit card payments are highly encouraged.

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Defending DACA: Honor humanity, strengthen next generation

Photo: YouTube/Arthur Christopher Schaper

Mission Housing will support, at every level, the fight to protect DACA recipients, and all undocumented people

Mission Housing Development Corporation | Sam Moss

Sam Moss is Executive Director of Mission Housing Development Corporation

In 1971, Mission Housing Development Corporation was founded on the profound strength of the Mission’s immigrant community. To think that 46 years later, some of those same families would be told their children and grandchildren were no longer welcome, and in fact criminalized, makes me sick to my stomach. The current administration’s cruel decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, flies in the face of America’s values.

Expelling some of our best and brightest youth is more than heartless, it is short-sighted economic policy. Many immigrant children are eager and poised to make great contributions to the fabric of their community and neighborhoods, and to the United States of America.

In times such as these, we should be strengthening younger generations with tools, knowledge, and opportunities. Instead, our government is poised to leave many young people vulnerable, unsafe, and living an uncertain future.

Our community will pull through these troubling times only by coming together. Mission Housing Development Corporation stands with undocumented youth and their families. Mission Housing will support, at every level, the fight to protect DACA recipients, and all undocumented people. And, Mission Housing will, by any means necessary, protect the rights of our residents — and our neighbors – regardless of skin color or point of origin.

If you encounter an issue related to your civil liberties or your safety, feel free to contact us and we will direct you to the resources you need – regardless of whether you reside in a Mission Housing building.

Sincerely,

Mission Housing Development Corporation | Sam Moss
Sam Moss, Executive Director
Mission Housing Development Corporation