Once again, the California Apartment Association has taken a successful swing at homelessness.

CAA Tri-County’s 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament raised money through sponsorship, golf foursomes and raffles.

The generosity paid off during the Housing Industry Foundation’s September Summit gala in Burlingame. Anna Kramer, chairwoman for CAA Tri-County, presented a donation of $57,000 – among the highest amounts since the tournament was organized in 1990.

“I’m sure everyone in the rental industry would agree with me that the last several years have been good for our industry,” Kramer said. “We’ve seen strong markets, solid growth and healthy transactions. But sadly there is an often invisible segment of the economy that is in great need.”

HIF’s programs help individuals and families in Santa  Clara and San Mateo counties facing a one-time cash crunch. The foundation also helps industry partners renovate transitional housing and homeless shelters.

The September Summit gala attracted 850 apartment industry executives and raised more than half a million dollars, according to  this blog post by HIF.

HIF’s event also honored Ron Granville, chairman and CEO of Woodmont Real Estate Services, a longtime supporter of both HIF and Tri-County. Granville is a former president of both organizations and is now a board member of HIF and president-elect of CAA.

“Tri-County is proud to support HIF to help support those in need,” Kramer said. The association’s golf tournament has generated nearly $700,000 for HIF, which has in turn helped over 800 at-risk residents remain in stable and safe housing.”