The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition is very excited to announce the launch of our brand new storytelling project: Voices of Home!
Please visit http://www.vtaffordablehousing.org/voices/ to listen to our first resident interview! Also, be sure to subscribe to our blog feed using the form in the right sidebar to stay updated on future interviews and content!
Voices of Home is a story sharing project which aims to:
Empower those living in affordable housing to be leaders, through listening to and sharing resident stories,
Break down stigmas that may be held by general public regarding those receiving or in need of housing assistance through community engagement and conversation,
Build community by engaging residents in a project outside their immediate living situation and supporting each other through the story-telling process,
Bridge conversations between residents, policy makers, and community by changing the power dynamic so residents’ voices are heard and accounted for.
Interviews will consist of adaptable questions relating to the theme of home. Interviewees will be residents living in housing with various public subsidies. The interviews will be a tool which the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and our member organizations can use to advocate for policies benefiting affordable housing and efforts to end homelessness. Through having the interviews accessible on our blog and on radio, the stories will reach a wide audience and give insight into the stories behind statistical numbers usually associated with policy making. We hope to expand on this project through other mediums and community outreach, including a moving art show. To learn more about the project, visit our About page here. If you are a resident of affordable housing or an organization that provides affordable housing or services to residents and are interested in participating in the project, visit our Contact page here. To listen to our first interview click here!