"There Is More Work To Be Done" thanks the photographers, local partner organizations, and the estates of George Ballis and Matt Herron, and recognizes the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities.
HOUSING ASSISTANCE COUNCIL
The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is a national nonprofit that strengthens communities across rural America through investment and assistance with affordable housing and community and economic development. Based in Washington, DC, HAC is actively involved in shaping federal policy and the affordable housing industry with its research, lending, and technical assistance to local organizations that help rural communities prosper.
TO BE DONE
To Be Done Studio harnesses the inherent goodness in people and the power of design to create sustainable solutions to the endemic problems that our world faces. We seek a relevant practice, one which is accessible to all rather than the few. To do so, we design and build spaces that uplift, inspire and support power within the communities we work. We believe in the right of future generations to a vibrant, livable, and resilient world. Working alongside grass-roots organizations and large institutions we have developed sustainable solutions that fit the specific needs of our partners. From energy efficient and healthy housing for the formerly homeless, to LEED Platinum Certified buildings or resilient disaster recovery solutions for large institutions -- we believe these solutions should be accessible to all.
DELTA DESIGN BUILD WORKSHOP
The Delta Design Build Workshop uses the processes of development, design and construction as tools to positively impact people and places. The team relies on creativity, partnerships, and leveraging undervalued assets to build equity through the built environment. They believe that leadership is directed by context and that responsible community development work requires a deep understanding of place. They are committed to living in the places where they work, or partnering with people who are full time residents, to avoid imperialistic pitfalls and generic responses.
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE
The Housing Development Alliance was formed in 1993, but their umbrella agency, the Hazard-Perry County Community Ministries (HPCCM), has been doing community-oriented work in the area since the 1970s. A couple of members of the HPCCM realized that housing issues were the leading source of financial distress of those coming to the program for help. So they applied for, and received, money from a new HUD program and formally starting addressing housing issues in eastern Kentucky. Help from HDA comes in three primary flavors: new homeownership, home repair, and the HOPE Building program. The HDA averages 20 new homes built per year. A good portion of the labor used to build new homes comes from the HOPE Building program, which works with the Perry County Drug Court and Hickory Hill Recovery Center to offer paid trades training to folks in active addiction recovery.
Self-Help Enterprises is a nationally recognized community development organization whose mission is to work together with low-income families to build and sustain healthy homes and communities. Since 1965, Self-Help Enterprises’ efforts have touched the lives of over 55,000 families. Self-Help Enterprises’ service area is comprised of eight California counties – Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare County – in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, the world’s most productive agricultural area.
WASCO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, INC.
Wasco Affordable Housing, Inc. (WAHI) is a 501(c)(3) broad-based non-profit organization established in October 2001 to expand the opportunities available to residents and groups in the State of California so that they may be able to obtain adequate low-cost housing accommodations by constructing, rehabilitating and providing decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for persons and families of low and moderate-income who otherwise would not be able to find or afford a suitable place to live; help relieve the poor, distressed, underprivileged and indigent by enabling them to secure the basic human needs of decent shelter. Wasco Affordable Housing is staffed by an experienced housing development team and has developed over 500 affordable units since it was established. Board members are from the community at large, all having a wide range of experience in housing development.
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