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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2004

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.

2005

Mayor Gavin Newsom provides first city funding to AHA/SF.

2006

Launches AHA/SF’s first rent subsidy program.

Receives The Bill Kraus HIV/AIDS Award
from The Harvey Milk LGBT
Democratic Club.

2007

Desperate Divas receives Harvey Milk Queer Cultural Activist Award.

Launches first AIDS Housing Fair.

2008

Creates first full-scope legal services collaborative for tenants.

2009

AHA/SF launches PSAs in full force.


Wins approval for world’s first LGBTQ adult shelter Jazzie’s Place.

2010

President Obama recognizes AHA/SF spearheading the housing component of National AIDS Strategy at the White House.

2011

Organizes SF Mayoral Candidates Forum on HIV/AIDS.

2012

QFAB 1.0

Launches online collaborative rental assistance portal.

2013

AHA/SF rebrands as
Q Foundation.

Initiates first LGBTQ homeless resource fair.

Q Foundation makes national news.

2014

Spearheads first HIV/AIDS commune.

2015

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.

2016

 Executive Director Brian Basinger named LGBTQ 100.

2017

Spearheads the creation of Compton’s, America’s first TLGBQ district.

Launches Transgender Rental Subsidy Program.

2018

WINNER
JEFFERSON AWARDS
FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Receives Legal Assistance to the Elderly Community Partner Award.

2019

Dedicates Rainbow Apartments to LGBTQ flag designer Gilbert Baker.

Secures $2M for Transgender Rental Subsidies.

Receives $1M for HIV Rental Subsidies.

2020

A future where all people have a safe, decent and affordable home begins right here, right now.


BRIAN BASINGER

350 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco CA 94102    T (415) 552.3242     F (415) 561.9940     info@theqfoundation.org 


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