Will Fair Plan Rate Increases Affect Us?

“Californians on the FAIR Plan — the state’s ‘insurer of last resort’ — can expect to see their rates rise sharply in the near future,” reported the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Since many floating homes are covered by the Fair Plan, the Floating Times reached out to Samantha Fazio...

Board Meeting Notes — Mar & Apr 2024

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED ON AT THE MARCH AND APRIL 2024 FHA BOARD MEETINGS. MORE DETAILS WILL BE REPORTED LATER IN THE FLOATING TIMES. The March and April FHA Board meetings were the first in-person meetings since the pandemic, thanks to the hospitality...

Climate Change Symposium Feb. 9

This poster announces a Climate Change symposium featuring East Pier residents Wilford Welch and Terri Thomas, along with ex-Mayor Janelle Kellman. It is being held at the Sausalito Library on Friday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m.  

Nonprofit Offers Free Medical Equipment

Susan Huxtable of East Pier passes along a website for Marin Medical Equipment Recyclers, a volunteer non-profit based in San Rafael that offers free used medical equipment. If you can’t find what you need in the FHA’s Disaster Response Trailer, or if your need is permanent, you can visit their...

Marin City Stormwater Meeting Mar 9

The organizers of the Marin City Stormwater Plan are hosting a Community Meeting on Saturday March 9 to go over concepts being studied as part of developing a community led Stormwater Plan. Some of the concepts involve proposed drainage features near Gate 6 and Gate 6 ½. The meeting will...

Two Homes Flooded in Kappas Marina

In late December, floating homes on both East and West Piers were flooded due to plumbing problems. A burst water pipe flooded the barge of #15 East Pier at low tide. When the tide came in, the house wouldn’t float, so the bay water came in the windows and rose...

Earthquake Insurance for Floating Homes

Recently we reported that the Bay Area is overdue for a major earthquake, which raised the question of earthquake coverage for floating homes. According to Samantha Fazio of Hawser Marine Insurance, both the California Fair Plan (CAF) and Red Shield offer earthquake coverage as required for all California homeowners. CAF’s...

Get Finances in Order Before a Quake Hits

“Earthquakes are an inevitable part of life in California, a threat we live with daily,” states a recent supplement to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bringing that closer to home, the paper declares: “Experts predict, and history suggests, that we are overdue for a major quake, particularly along the Hayward Fault...

Fun and Games at A Day in the Park

The Floating Homes Association’s A Day in the Park is coming up on Sunday, October 29!  We hope to see you there. We are planning some activities that are sure to please.  Here’s a sampling: Don’t miss the opportunity to place your bid on some fabulous prizes at our Silent...

Sponsors and Volunteers Sought for A Day in the Park

The Floating Homes Association invites local organizations to sponsor the free Day in the Park on October 29. If you or someone you know has an enterprise of interest to the floating homes community, this is an opportunity to connect with our community of more than 400 households. The festival-like...