Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island located in the San Francisco Bay combine multiple types of units, demographics, and providers. HomeRise is part of a collaboration of 20 community agencies that provides property management supportive services on Treasure Island. The portion of Treasure Island’s housing populated by tenants of supportive housing programs are overseen by the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative (TIHDI). HomeRise began working in 1998 to develop housing on Treasure Island for formerly homeless families and opened its first set of units in 2002.
HomeRise currently operates and manages 110 units of housing on Treasure Island for families. HomeRise opened its first housing units at the Treasure Island site in 2002 and additional units were opened in 2007. This unique community offers families larger units with more bedrooms and outdoor space to accommodate their needs.
Treasure Island is a man-made island originally intended to be the San Francisco Airport. It was first used for the World’s Fair “Golden Gate International Exhibition,” which opened in February 1939. During WWII, the Navy annexed Treasure Island to create a military base, which was selected to close in 1993. As part of the base re-use plan, the island will undergo a major redevelopment. HomeRise, as part of the TIHDI is working to create and maintain housing for people who have been homeless as part of the re-use plan.