Covenant House

BluSky, Equity Residential and HIF team up for Covenant House Renovation

Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth shelter that provides sanctuary and support for youth experiencing homelessness, ages 18-24. Because of the support of HIF’s amazing Corporate Champions and HIF Board Companies BluSky Restoration Contractors and Equity Residential, we were able to renovate 5 units which will allow 7 young adults to move into safe, supportive housing.

The project culminated in a fantastic day of service on August 29 finishing a substantial scope of work valued at over $66,800 of donated services and materials:

  • Completely remediated, rehabbed and painted 5 rooms and bathrooms
  • Installed 7 new HVAC units 
  • Added new furniture and work desks in the career center
  • Refreshed landscaping and added a vegetable garden (which will be managed by the CHC youth)
  • Installed a large shade structure in the activity center
  • Re-striped the entire parking lot

“This project was a true testament of what the Housing Industry Foundation can do when they bring two great companies together and those companies can leverage the resources they have to help rebuild much needed housing for young adults,” remarked Mark Tremain, Facilities Services Director, Equity Residential.

“BluSky was honored to be a part of this project – we are a continuous supporter of the Housing Industry Foundation, and we believe it is our duty to serve the community in which we conduct our business,” said Ryan Rusler, Vice President, BluSky San Jose.

“In the past year, we have had to close 4 bedrooms due to major water damage and costly repairs that we just could not afford. Thanks to HIF, those bedrooms have been fully renovated so that we can house an additional 7 young people every night in Santa Clara!”

Shelby Booker, Director of Santa Clara County Programs, Covenant House

If you know of an organization in need of volunteers or a renovation project or if you’d like to support HIF’s Renovation Program, contact HIF:

Donated Labor and Materials:
Over $66,800