Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Giving Thanks--Housing Consortium of the East Bay

Thanksgiving seems so early this year, so we better get a jump on thinking about what we are thankful for. My mind always turns to community organizations and non-profit groups, and I would like to give thanks and a big shout out to the Housing Consortium of the East Bay (and I hope you will consider supporting them as well!).

The Housing Consortium of the East Bay creates affordable, accessible housing for persons with developmental disabilities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. HCEB's supporters include family members of persons with developmental disabilities, professionals who provide funding, coordinating and direct services, advocates and other interested community volunteers. Activities include housing development, planning, resource development, training, technical assistance, and coalition building.

I have worked with Darin Lounds, who heads up HCEB, to acquire 15 properties in the last 18 months, allowing the developmentally disabled people they work with to live in comfortable home environments instead of large-scale care facilities.

So, join me in giving thanks to HCEB. And, stayed tuned for an announcement about our brokerage's upcoming community support program for the holidays.

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