Jul 11, 2023 | Habitat in the News, News

Celebrating the Success of the Foothills Community Housing Fair: A Testament to Unity and Progress

 

Introduction:

We at Habitat Catawba Valley extend our deepest gratitude to all the sponsors, community members, and partners who came together for the recent Foothills Community Housing Fair on June 3rd at the Ridgeview Recreation Center. As part of Catawba County’s month-long Juneteenth Celebration, this event, organized in collaboration with the Hickory NAACP and multiple community partners, exemplified the unwavering commitment to fostering sustainable housing solutions within our community. With the mission of providing affordable homes and empowering families, we witnessed firsthand the positive impact this event had on our shared vision of a brighter future for all.

 

A Unified Effort:

The Foothills Community Housing Fair was an opportunity for our community members to come together and engage in meaningful conversations about housing challenges, solutions, and resources. We are immensely grateful to the Hickory NAACP for their pivotal role in spearheading this event and working side by side with us and the other members of the Equity and Inclusion Task Force’s Housing Committee to promote our mission of access and opportunity through housing.

 

Highlighting the Impact:

The fair not only provided a platform for individuals to learn about affordable housing options but also opened doors to various resources, guidance, and networking opportunities. The event was a great opportunity for collaboration between organizations, sponsors, and community members seeking to address critical housing needs in our community.

 

Recognizing Our Sponsors and Partners:

We would like to extend our thanks to our lead sponsor Peoples Bank, as well as all of the additional sponsors and exhibitors who helped to make this possible. Your commitment to ensuring all families have the keys to build solid homes and secure futures in the Catawba Valley is truly commendable.

 

A Special Thanks to the Hickory NAACP:

Our gratitude extends to the Hickory NAACP for their visionary leadership and partnership. Their deep understanding of the challenges faced by the community and their commitment to social justice have been an instrumental motivator behind this event. By collaborating with Habitat Catawba Valley and all our sister members of the Housing Committee, the Hickory NAACP showed how organizations can unite to directly create change in our community.

 

Looking Ahead:

The Foothills Community Housing Fair serves as a testament to the power of collective action, and the potential impact it can have on our community. As we reflect on this event, we are reminded of the work that still lies ahead. Habitat Catawba Valley remains committed to our mission of building affordable homes, advocating for equitable housing policies, and empowering families in need. Together with our partners and supporters, we will continue to work tirelessly towards a future where safe and decent housing is a reality for all.

 

Conclusion:

Again, we want to express our deepest appreciation to all the sponsors, partners, and community members who came together to make this event a success. Through collaboration and a shared commitment to our mission, we were able to take a step forward in strengthening the community’s knowledge about housing, homeownership, and the resources available. Let us carry the spirit of unity and progress forward as we strive to create a better future for all residents of Catawba Valley.

 

See our image gallery below from the event:

 

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