We had the opportunity to interview the executive directors of both Sustainable San Mateo County and HIP Housing for "Views from the Bay." Here is a little more about these Bay Area organizations and where to find them:

Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) was established in 1992 by a group of San Mateo County citizens who sought to create a broader awareness of the sustainability concept. Our core programs are the Indicators Report which has been produced annually since 1997 and the Awards Event which has been held annually since 1999. In addition to coordinating these core programs, SSMC engages regularly with a broad range of stakeholders to advance a variety of projects, programs and other efforts that are consistent with SSMC’s Vision, Mission and Values.

HIP Housing’s Mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community. HIP Housing enables people with special needs, either from income or circumstance, to live independent, self-sufficient lives in decent, safe, low-cost homes.

To achieve our mission, HIP Housing provides Home Sharing, Self-Sufficiency, and Property Development.