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Pramish Thapa

on 26 January 2013

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Transcript of Housing

Perception & Advocacy Education and Training Housing in Addison County The Problem Strategy Tactics Desired Outcome The inability of individuals to identify their risk of becoming homeless. Increase awareness about potential risk of homelessness
Encourage preventative action The "Am I at Risk?" Campaign Targeted Audience The Members of Addison County The Checklist 40% of annual income on housing
Earning less than $20 per hour
One source of steady income
Less than $3500 savings
Unpaid credit card debt
Family history of substance abuse
Difficult relationship with family members Accompanying Information Preventative Measures Financial awareness courses
Vocational training opportunities
Rehab centers Need help now? Vermont 2-1-1 At-risk Individuals Community Perception The Problem A lack of awareness and a negative perception of homelessness in Addison County Strategy Change community perceptions of homelessness through the spread of compelling stories. Tactic: Finding a Home in Art Collaboration Local artists
Middlebury College art students
Elementary and high school students
Homeless individuals and families
Housing shelters in Addison County The Process Dialogue between artists and homeless
Generate public art installations The Art in Public Annual community event to unveil the art
Dispersion of art to be displayed in public places Desired Outcome Empowerment of the homeless
Interaction between the homeless and the general community
Reduce social stigma Overall Impact More informed at-risk individuals
Greater community support Outreach Banks
Community suppers "What would it take for you?" Campaign Increase the ability of individuals to identify the risk of homelessness.
Provide information about available resources The Problem Empowerment Confidence
Skill development
Opportunities for employment National Bank of Middlebury partnering with John Graham Shelter
Accountability through commitment
Peer to peer mentorship Financial Literacy Credit Development Agreement with landlord
Reserve fund access
Development of credit, landlord protection Contractor mentorship
Skill development, and accountability Work to Stay Program Desired Impact Infrastructure & Transportation Agenda Problems and Solutions
Services and Community
Sustainability model Issue Areas 1. Maximize housing resources

2. Increase affordable housing

3. Expand transportation Our Solution Costs:
$156,000 (down payment)
$39,372 (yearly mortgage)
$50,000 (yearly overhead)
$80,000 (two counselors) Total Costs: $325,372 (1st yr)
$169,372 (yrs 2-5) Revenues:
$51,100 income
$61,700 state spending @sugar hill Total Revenue: $112,800 $325,372-$112,800 = $212,572

$169, 372-$ 112,800 = $56,572 Financing Transportation Community driving
Good News Garage liaison
ACTR Bus Services & Community Hub Sustainability Model Skills Sharing Isley Public Library
Libraries used as shelters
Convenient location for participants Skill Sharing Lack of computer and financial skills
Taught by Middlebury students
Completion certificate Idea Intensive series of workshops
Cultural sensitivity Financial Literacy Program Making this a Reality Personally reaching out
Low-fee for accountability
Address individual cases Community Working Together Outcome EKG/IDA Program Expansion Lower matching rate
Shorter financial course
More flexible use of saved funds Vocational Training Pool Fund Screening with CCV's career readiness course
Access to pool fund for tuition payment
Repayment at 50% or 75% over 1st year of employment
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