By Camille LeBlanc, Hope Solutions AmeriCorps Vista Member
It seems like the Resident Empowerment Program launched only yesterday, but Hope Solutions residents are already making a huge impact in our community! Last month, four (4) Hope Solutions residents participated in a panel at the annual Contra Costa Housing Summit hosted by Ensuring Opportunity. The panel entitled “Achieving Opportunity for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Communities” highlighted the real-life struggles of housing insecurity as well as the resilience and potential of affordable housing residents. Our amazing residents made such an impression they were flooded with questions and business cards after their presentation. Putting a face to affordable housing is the most powerful way to make change, which is why Hope Solutions will continue to prioritize lifting resident voices up in the community.