Check out “A Home For All,’ a great short video on the importance of affordable housing in the Upper Valley made by our friends at the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission!
‘A Home for All’ is the first of many videos that TRORC hopes to publish for the community to help reach a wider audience on TRORC’s work. With increased housing costs, and a limited housing stock, the workforce population has found it progressively more difficult to buy homes. The need for affordable housing also reaches to seniors and young adults just out of school. All of these various groups make up the vibrant communities we live in, and without affordable housing we run the risk of losing not just those groups, but also the prospect of new residents in our community. The video focuses on why affordable housing is essential to maintaining our communities and culture in the Upper Valley. It features speakers from town officials, representatives from advocacy groups and affordable housing developers as well as staff from TRORC. Our hope is that the video can help break down the barriers of assumptions held by community members about the people in need of affordable housing. Through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, TRORC has dedicated staff whose focus is on projects relating to alleviating poverty in the region. Former VISTA member Pollaidh Major started the project in 2014 and the current VISTA member, Chris Damiani, wrapped up the video with editing and additional film footage. In the future TRORC plans to publish other informational pieces as well as trainings on a variety of topics. You can access ‘A Home for All’ as well as other videos at www.youtube.com/trorcvt. For more information about this project, contact Chris Damiani at email@example.com