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HIP Housing History
1972
HIP (Human Investment Project, Inc.) founded.
1973
Strategies for comprehensive in-home care developed.
1974
San Mateo Office opened; program for the blind instituted.
1975
Parental Stress Project initiated.
1976
HIP hosts dinner honoring community leaders.
1977
Neighbor on the Block Program founded in San Mateo.
1978
Nursing Home Ombudsman Program grant received.
1979
Lois Almen and Joelle Perkocha hired.
1980
Home Sharing Program begins -20 placements made.
1981
260 people find housing through Home Sharing.
1982
HIP Housing adds offices in Redwood City and Daly City.

Computerization now expedites matches.
1984
HIP Housing produces "Welcome Home" video; 1352 applications submitted and 390 placements made through Home Sharing.
1985
HIP Housing receives "Best Practices Award" from the American Society on Aging; Group Share Program begins.
1986
Reverse Mortgage counseling program begins; Almost 50% of Home Sharing matches are intergenerational; South San Francisco office opens.
1987
HIP Housing provides technical assistance via workshops and national distribution of "Successful Strategies" manual.
1988
Over 600 adults and 112 children find housing through Home Sharing arrangements, with 72% of applicants below the low-to-moderate income level; California Homesharing Association founded and based at HIP; HIP Housing produces and nationally distributes training tapes.
1989
740 men, women, and children placed in home sharing situations; media coverage in Newsweek, USA Today, and Metropolitan Home. HIP Housing certified as HUD home equity conversion agency.
1990
HIP Housing appointed Northern California liaison to National Home Equity Conversion Counseling Task Force; Kainos House opens for developmentally disabled; First Avenue House in San Mateo renovated into home for 2 low income single-parent families; Pine-Middlefield House receives award from National Shared Housing Resource Center.
1991
State and city grants received to build Hilton Street House in Redwood City for low income single parents; Single Parent Self-Sufficiency Program established through United Way grant; California American Institute of Architects "Community Assistance" award received; HIP van hits the road to dispense information.
1992
Single parent program expands; Housing Association for the Needy and Dispossessed (HAND) founded and incorporated as a property development affiliate under the auspices of HIP; Human Investment Project, Inc. celebrated 20 years of service to San Mateo County; ground-breaking to take place for Hilton Street House.
1993
HIP Housing co-sponsors National Shared Housing Conference; Hilton Street House, a 6 bedroom house for single parent families is completed.
1994
Hilton House, a 6 bedroom house for single parent families receives "Maxwell Award for Excellence"; HIP produces video "Reverse Mortgages: Cashing in on Your Home" used as educational tool throughout the Country.

Ground-breaking for Robbins Nest, the third HIP house for single parent families.
1995
Robbins Nest completed; HIP expands Property Development Department; CNN covers HIP's work in Home Equity Conversion Counseling.

Cherry Street Apartments in San Carlos and Idaho Apartments in San Mateo acquired and rehabilitated;
1996
Eldorado Apartments in San Mateo acquired; Over 700 adults and children find housing through Home Sharing.
1997
Housing Opportunity Program is initiated with San Mateo County Human Service Agency; HIP celebrates 25 years of service to San Mateo County.
1998
HIP purchases Edgewater Isle, a 92-unit senior complex and begins providing on-site services and transportation at the complex; the Housing Opportunity Program receives HUD's Blue Ribbon Best Practices Award.
1999
'Housing' is added to HIP to create HIP Housing; the Home Sharing Program celebrates its 20th anniversary, a total of 10,200 persons matched in Homesharing since its inception; HIP Housing acquires two apartment complexes, Redwood Oaks in Redwood City and Hillside Terrace in Daly City adding a total of 54 units to the affordable housing pool; HIP Housing goes online.
2000
To address the housing crisis, HIP Housing initiates the Home Sharing Outreach Program; the Housing Opportunities Program is integrated with Self-Sufficiency Program; HIP Housing completes a new video; a ribbon-cutting takes place at the newly renovated Hillside Terrace Apartments.
2001
Home Sharing continues a vital housing resource, a total of 11,000 persons matched in Home Sharing since its inception; Thirty-eight families graduated to self-reliance through the Self- Sufficiency Program; major rehabilitation commences at Redwood Oaks.
2002
HIP Housing acquires an 11 unit apartment building in San Mateo; the Self-Sufficiency Program receives one of six gold awards given by the San Mateo County Children's Report Initiative; the Home Sharing Program is featured in the Generations section of Time Magazine.
2003
Self-Sufficiency Program's 10th Anniversary; Renovation on 200 S. Delaware completed; HIP Housing gets a new logo and look.
2004
HIP Housing's Self-Sufficiency Program is recognized by the California Assembly Committee of Human Services as one of the top seven welfare-to-work programs in the State; Home Sharing Program celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
2005
Renovation on 11 S. Delaware in San Mateo is completed; HIP Housing co-hosts the National Shared Housing Conference.
2006
HIP Housing is inducted into the California Housing Consortium's Housing Hall of Fame.
2007
HIP Housing purchases its 10th property in South San Francisco; HIP Housing receives the City of San Mateo's Mayor Award.
2008
HUD provides HIP Housing with a $20,000 grant to expand its Home Equity Conversion Counseling Program.