Q Foundation’s Dynamic History
Through the years, Q Foundation has evolved from humble beginnings with a clear vision: a future where all people have a safe, decent, and affordable home.
AT A GLANCE: Here’s a quick look at our milestones. Click on the panel you want to read to zoom in.
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In January 29th 2004, founders Brian Basinger and James Nykolay opens AIDS Housing Alliance with $100 from disability checks and free space at Housing Rights Committee.
No Fast Pass to Eviction law protecting tenants from eviction enacted.
Mayor Gavin Newsom provides first city funding to AHA/SF.
Launches AHA/SF’s first rent subsidy program.
Receives The Bill Kraus HIV/AIDS Award
from The Harvey Milk LGBT
Desperate Divas receives Harvey Milk Queer Cultural Activist Award.
Launches first AIDS Housing Fair.
Creates first full-scope legal services collaborative for tenants.
AHA/SF launches PSAs in full force.
Wins approval for world’s ﬁrst LGBTQ adult shelter Jazzie’s Place.
President Obama recognizes AHA/SF spearheading the housing component of National AIDS Strategy at the White House.
Launches online collaborative rental assistance portal.
AHA/SF rebrands as
Initiates first LGBTQ homeless resource fair.
Q Foundation makes national news.
Spearheads first HIV/AIDS commune.
Founders named SF Pride Grand Marshalls.
Launches Senior and Disabled Rent Subsidy Program.
Persuades Openhouse and Mayor’s Office to create and fund 100% affordable LGBTQ senior housing.
Spearheads the creation of Compton’s, America’s first TLGBQ district.
Launches Transgender Rental Subsidy Program.
FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Receives Legal Assistance to the Elderly Community Partner Award.
Dedicates Rainbow Apartments to LGBTQ flag designer Gilbert Baker.
Secures $2M for Transgender Rental Subsidies.
Receives $1M for HIV Rental Subsidies.
A future where all people have a safe, decent and affordable home begins right here, right now.