Buy a Dock — Benefit a Vet

Local nonprofit program—Transformational Sailing—the first veterans’ PTSD resilience and team-building sailing program on SF Bay—is launching a major fundraiser. Floating docks—sourced from a boat harbor on Richardson Bay currently replacing all their docks—will be for sale. The docks being replaced have been granted to Transformational Sailing (TS) for a limited time—starting... Read more

Resilience Looks for Community Input

Upcoming Event: Housing Resilience November 1st | 6:30-8:30pm | CCA Nave Alcove  1111 8th St., San Francisco | Free and Open to the Public We’ll explore driving forces behind the Bay Area’s acute housing crisis, the potential impacts of climate change on housing, and opportunities to address overlapping risks of sea... Read more

The Plight of the Sea Otter

The lead item in yesterday’s NYTimes California Today column—The Plight of the Sea Otter—caught my eye for its mention of The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC), located here in the Marin Headlands. Several floating homes residents volunteer there on a regular basis. But what really grabbed my attention was the connection made between the vulnerability... Read more

What Have We Done For You Lately?

Membership in the Floating Homes Association is one of the great bargains — just $25 a year or $65 for three years. To join or renew for 2018, just fill out the online membership application to pay by credit card, or print out a copy of the application and send it... Read more

Back to the 40s for FHA Tour      

Lots of folks joined in the theme of our September 30 Tour, “Homefront on the Waterfront,” by coming in vintage outfits, or dressing like workers at Marinship 75 years ago.  Attendees, volunteers, Lindy dancers, and vintage vehicle owners all added to the spirit of a beautiful day. Lindy Dancers—2017 Tour... Read more

Volunteers Make Tour a Success

Over 1,000 people participated in our September 30 Floating Homes Tour: 650 paid attendees, 250 volunteers, plus homeowners, artists, writers, musicians, dancers, vintage car owners and sponsors. The weather was gorgeous, lines were short, and this was one of the smoothest tours in memory. This tour couldn’t happen without the... Read more

Reminder: Parking on Gate 6 Road

The Tour Committee needs your help to minimize the impact of tour traffic this Saturday. They request that residents do not park in 12 parking spaces along Gate 6 Road on Friday, September 29 and Saturday the 30th. As shown in the accompanying photo, setting aside 8 spaces on the... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – August 2017

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE AUGUST 2017 BOARD MEETING: Linda Meyer (East Pier) wrote a site path to frame the rewriting of the website text. Jen Gennari (Issaquah) will use this as a guide for the rewrite.... Read more

Tour Offers Full Day of Fun

In addition to the 15 homes that will be open on September 30, we’ve planned a full schedule of other pleasures for attendees at our 32nd Floating Homes Tour. Talented resident artists and authors will display works for sale: Katy Boyd, Katharine Butler, Marc Gounard, Teddie Hathaway, Laurie Mills, Ric... Read more