Fair Housing of Marin
Fair Housing of Marin was founded in 1982 as a program of the Marin Housing Center (also known as Homeward Bound), and it became an independent nonprofit dedicated to equal housing opportunity in 1984. Currently the only full-service housing agency in Marin County, as well as the only housing counseling agency certified by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (or HUD) in Marin, their mission is to ensure equal housing opportunity and to educate the community on the value of diversity in local neighborhoods. They provide fair housing services and mortgage foreclosure prevention services in Marin and Sonoma counties, with advisory and training services in Solano and other counties. Their organization has received national honors twice from HUD for the first national investigation on racial discrimination in Residential Care Facilities for the elderly, and well as received HUD's National Housing Pioneer Award.
Marin Association of REALTORS®
Founded in 1920, the Marin Association of REALTORS® (MAR) is headquartered in San Rafael with the goal to ensure the business success of its members. MAR provides political advocacy, education, and ethics/dispute resolution services to 1,400 REALTORS® who work in 240 real estate offices across Marin County. Disputes may involve alleged violations of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics or other issues the public may have when working with the organization's members to buy or sell a home. Their Professional Standards program is designed to help with these dispute resolution/arbitration needs. To help ensure that all REALTORS® can compete on a level playing field, MAR issues citations for violating the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Code of Ethics.
National Association of Residential Property Management
The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) is an association of real estate professionals who know first-hand the unique problems and challenges of managing single-family and small residential properties. Professional Members of NARPM® are individuals who must be engaged in the management of residential properties as agents for others, licensed in their state of business as required, and must comply with real estate license laws within those states. NARPM® promotes a high standard of business ethics, professionalism and fair housing practice. The Association also certifies its members in the standards and practices of the residential property management industry and promotes continuing professional education.
Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. Chamber members have access to the latest tools, information, and best practices in advocacy and communications, and they all share one thing in common, they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C. as the Chamber is there to advocate for pro-business policies that create jobs and grow the economy. San Rafael Chamber of Commerce's Mission Statement explains that the organization is a member-based business advocating to provide a strong voice in support of the economic vitality of its community; but they also are large contributors of connecting members of the community quality network opportunities in order to meet one another. At PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC®, we are members of the San Rafael, San Anselmo, Corte Madera and Sausalito Chambers of Commerce, and were awarded San Rafael Chambers' coveted 'Small Business of the Year' Award in 2010.
Rotary International consists of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who together create positive, lasting change throughout local and world-wide communities with their joint outreach. The organizations members consist of differing occupations, cultures, and countries which give them a very unique perspective, but yet their shared passion for service helps accomplish the remarkable. Their impact starts with the members, people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges, and then their efforts are supported to turn generous donations into grants that fund the work of these members around the world. Rotary is led by responsible leaders who carry forward their mission and values. Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work--it means making the most out of every donation, and their principle motto is 'Service Above Self.' PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC® has staff members who are actively involved with the Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael and the Rotary Club of Terra Linda.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the North Bay
Since 1970, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the North Bay has helped thousands of young people grow up to be happy, successful, contributing members of their community by providing a professionally supported mentor to each child in need. This donor and volunteer supported organization provides adult mentors to children in Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties who need caring role models in their lives'a friend, guide and supporter who can expand their horizons and get them on a lifelong path for success. They currently serve 500 children per year in the North Bay.
Center for Domestic Peace
Center for Domestic Peace, home of Marin Abused Women's Services, mobilizes individuals and communities to transform our world so domestic violence no longer exists, creating greater safety, justice, and equality. To this end, Center for Domestic Peace operates with three interlocking strategies: 1) Safety and Empowerment, 2) Coordinated Community Response, and 3) Social Transformation. Since its founding in 1977, they have responded to the needs of more than 163,000 women (and their children) affected by domestic violence, as well as more than 28,500 men who have been violent. They work tirelessly to spread the word that Marin is in no way immune to the problem of domestic violence, and wish to also explain that domestic violence can affect individuals of every walk of life, socio-economic group, gender, religion, race, profession, and education level. The Marin County Civil Grand Jury, in fact, undertook a comprehensive study of domestic violence in Marin in 2010, which pronounced domestic violence as the number one violent crime in our community. Although they are located in Marin, their work reaches far beyond.
PRANDI Property Management
1321 Third Street
San Rafael, California 94901