The Housing Industry Foundation was founded in 1989 by industry leaders who recognized a critical need in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties and responded to the various challenges affecting housing stability in our community. What began as a simple conversation at a backyard barbecue became a sincere effort to form the charter and framework for a new non-profit organization funded and directed by the founding members.

Today HIF’s daily operations are run by a small staff of professionals guided by its Board of Directors with support from the Board of Advisors.