West Bay Housing Corporation


1390 Market St, Suite 405
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 618-0012








Letter from ED, Bill Pickel

Letter From Executive Director, Bill Pickel

Welcome to West Bay Housing. If you, someone you love, or someone you serve lives with a developmental disability and needs housing or housing-related services, you’ve come to the right place.

West Bay Housing’s goal is to provide one-stop shopping for the housing needs of people with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties – the area served by the Golden Gate Regional Center. We build, acquire and renovate, refinance and preserve licensed community care homes. We develop, own, and manage multifamily supportive housing. We provide comprehensive property management services, including accessibility and related modifications. We offer individually tailored housing services, including housing search, move-in, tenant-landlord liaison, retention, and fiscal agent services. We work directly with individuals and their case managers, partner with service providers to better meet their clients’ housing needs, and implement programs on behalf of the Golden Gate Regional Center and other public agencies.

WBHC’s mission and programs are part of the continually evolving deinstitutionalization movement, a revolution in the way we house, care for, and think about people with disabilities. Housing is a critical piece, if not the centerpiece, of the movement to empower people with disabilities to live independently and achieve community integration. Our programs are designed to fulfill the ethical and legal imperatives of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Olmstead Decision – which reminds us that everyone wants to live in the “least-restrictive setting” – California’s Lanterman Act on behalf of people with developmental disabilities, and the Chambers Settlement mandating community-based housing for people living at Laguna Honda Hospital.

Beyond these specific laws and legal decisions, the world’s spiritual traditions and our heritage of humanistic thought and activism remind us of that each and every person is an individual who longs for, and deserves, the opportunity to live as independently as possible in the community of their choice.

We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this important work. And, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff and to the able assistance of our many fine partners, the impact of our work is expanding dramatically – by the end of our 2009-10 Fiscal Year, we’ll be providing housing and housing-related services to over 200 people with disabilities. We look forward to helping the Bay Area do its part to fulfill the promise of the Obama Administration’s “Year of Community Living.”

Sincerely,
Bill Pickel
William F. Pickel, Executive Director

 
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Executive Director

Welcome to West Bay Housing. If you, someone you love, or someone you serve lives with a developmental disability and needs housing or housing-related services, you’ve come to the right place.

West Bay Housing’s goal is to provide one-stop shopping for the housing needs of people with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties – the area served by the Golden Gate Regional Center ...
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