Housing Heroes Honors
On October 27th the SMC BHRS Change Agent Housing Committee held its 9th Annual Housing Heroes Event to celebrate individuals and organizations for their spirit of community and caring. More than fifty clients, service providers, county leaders and community members gathered to recognize this year’s honorees.
Each year, clients nominate people and organizations who have gone above and beyond in supporting them in finding and keeping housing. This year’s Honorees were: Abode Housing Services San Mateo County, Kelsey Fuller (Caminar), Rosemary Henson (SMC Property Owner), Kevin Bond and Shirleen McDougal (Whitley Property Management), Miguel Hernandez (SMC Property Owner) and Mary Taylor Fullerton (BHRS Change Agent Housing Committee Founding member). Honorees also received Commendations from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
There were many heartwarming moments as clients and others who nominated the Honorees shared why they felt that the recipients were Heroes deserving of recognition for their compassion and extraordinary efforts to support people and families most in need of safe, stable and affordable housing opportunities. Some said that having housing opportunities not only changed lives, but in some cases saved them, too.
The 2nd Annual Property Owner and Manager Appreciation event preceded the Housing Heroes Awards.