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Wiener names Mission Housing 2018 Nonprofit of the Year

Senator Scott Wiener (2nd from right) is pictured with Mission Housing executives (left to right) Michael Chao, Márcia Contreras, Sam Moss and Robert Goldman as they receive the resolution naming the organization 2018 Nonprofit of the Year representing the 11th Senatorial District. Photo by Tony Bear!

Senator Scott Wiener designates Mission Housing Development Corporation to represent 11th Senatorial District at third annual California Nonprofits Day at the California State Capitol, June 6

Executives from Mission Housing Development Corporation traveled to Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, to be recognized on the senate floor by state Senator Scott Wiener. The recognition highlighted the organization’s long history of community support, and providing invaluable services to the people of the local area.

“WHEREAS, The relationship between a community and its nonprofit organizations is a vital and interdependent one, deriving its strength from the civic involvement and dedication of those who engage with such organizations, the many positive outcomes these organizations make possible, and the spirit of cooperation and respect they foster within the community, and Mission Housing Development Corporation is one such stellar nonprofit organization,” said Senator Wiener, in his proclamation.

The recognition was part of a luncheon sponsored and organized by the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a statewide “chamber of commerce” for nonprofits. The annual event honors nonprofit community champions and displays the breadth and impact of California’s nonprofit sector. This year, the Masonic Temple of Sacramento was the venue, where the leaders of ninety-seven organizations gathered to be recognized as Nonprofits of the Year by their senators and assembly members.

“We are very grateful to Senator Wiener and his staff for recognizing Mission Housing,” said Sam Moss, Executive Director of the organization. “Our Resident Services team puts a ton of hard work and dedication into making certain the people who live in and near our buildings have access to the resources they need to survive and thrive.”

“Mission Housing is very proud of the partnerships we’ve cultivated with a variety organizations and agencies around San Francisco,’ said Márcia Contreras, Deputy Executive Director of the organization. “Through our partnerships we are able to greatly impact the quality of life for our community residents, and for our neighborhoods.”

The full text of Sen. Wiener’s proclamation can be found below.


California Senate RESOLUTION

By the Honorable Scott D. Wiener, 11th Senatorial District;

Relative to Commending

Mission Housing Development Corporation

WHEREAS, On June 6, 2018, the California Association of Nonprofits will host the third annual California Nonprofits Day at the California State Capitol, and at that time, Mission Housing Development Corporation will be honored as the 11th Senatorial District’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year in recognition of its long-standing support of the community, and upon this occasion, Mission Housing Development Corporation is deserving of special public recognition; and
WHEREAS, The relationship between a community and its nonprofit organizations is a vital and interdependent one, deriving its strength from the civic involvement and dedication of those who engage with such organizations, the many positive outcomes these organizations make possible, and the spirit of cooperation and respect they foster within the community, and Mission Housing Development Corporation is one such stellar nonprofit organization; and
WHEREAS, Since 1971, Mission Housing Development Corporation has been committed to providing high quality, well-managed, affordable, and sustainable housing for low and moderate income families, seniors, and persons with diverse needs in San Francisco; and
WHEREAS, Serving more than 3,000 residents in its portfolio of 44 owned or managed buildings, Mission Housing Development Corporation provides residents access to the best social service programs available through partnerships with leading nonprofit organizations and offers technical assistance to service providers to help them develop affordable housing that meets the needs of the populations they serve such as the physically or mentally disabled and the critically ill; and
WHEREAS, Respecting and building community with its residents and staff, Mission Housing Development Corporation offers tenant-centered resident services born through community input and tailored to address the needs of each housing development and each individual, including health screenings, social services, a computer learning center housing stabilization and referrals services, nutrition, behavioral health, and academic enrichment, to name just a few of its services; and
WHEREAS, In addition to one-on-one, in-house case management, the Mission Housing Development Corporation’s Resident Services Coordinators assess daily how to best deliver no-cost, voluntary on-site quality of life enhancements to tenants, providing a vibrant, safe, and affordable way of living, as demonstrated through its translation assistance, crisis de-escalation and resolution, financial education, workforce development, resident leadership development and community engagement, and social and recreational activities; and
WHEREAS, By contributing to the success and sustainability of the community in which it serves, Mission Housing Development Corporation enhances the quality of life for community residents and instills a great sense of pride in the individuals who are associated with it; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED BY SENATOR SCOTT D. WIENER, That he takes great pleasure in congratulating Mission Housing Development Corporation on its selection as the 11th Senatorial District’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year, commends It for providing invaluable services to the people of the local area, and applauds it for its long history of community support.
Member Resolution No. 502 | Dated this 6th day of June, 2018.
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