FHA Board Meeting Notes – FALL 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 RECENT BOARD MEETINGS: The 2017 Open Homes Tour netted slightly over $20,000, after donations of $2,610 each to Friends of the Marin City Library and Sausalito... Read more

The Gift of Giving – Bridging the Divide

This year marks the 4th annual Holiday Anchor-Out Gift Bags project—an initiative launched in 2014 by husband and wife team Carolyn and Chad Carvey, in partnership with the Sausalito Lions Club and Christ Episcopal Church, with the support of local shops and organizations. This is the first year the Carveys have... Read more

FHA Tour to Skip a Year

It’s been my pleasure to work on all 32 Floating Home Tours, and to co-chair the Tour Committee for the past several years. During that time I’ve met some extraordinary people, and forged lasting friendships with many of them. This year was no exception, and the combination of tour committee... Read more

Police Department Hosts Annual Anchor-Out Outreach Event

On Tuesday, November 7, the Police Department hosted its annual Anchor-Out Outreach Event in Dunphy Park for Sausalito’s anchor-out and homeless communities. Approximately forty people attended the event and received free medical care, clothing, and supplies. The relaxed atmosphere of the event also fostered open communication between officers and attendees.... Read more

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