Forum at Keene State Discusses Housing, Homelessness
KEENE, N.H. 4/4/02 The Keene State College Habitat for Humanity chapter, along with over 100 other college chapters across the U.S., will host Habifest: Raising the Roof on Poverty Housing the week of April 8-12.
Habifest, sponsored nationally by Habitat for Humanity, is a week of activities designed to raise awareness of issues surrounding substandard housing and homelessness, and the need for the work of Habitat for Humanity.
On Tuesday, April 9, these issues will be discussed in a luncheon forum, to be held at 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Mountain View Room of the Student Center. The forum will include Margaret Dillon, executive director of the Cheshire Housing Trust, Laurie Jewett, director of homelessness services at Southwestern Community Services, and Christine Grant, a recipient of services through CHT and a member of its board of directors. The forum is free and open to the public.
During the week, the KSC campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be working on renovation and painting projects with the Transitional Housing Program and Hampshire House in Keene, and with Habitat in Brattleboro. An exhibition highlighting the work undertaken by the campus chapter over the past year will be on display in the Student Center during the week.
For more information, contact Don Hayes, community services coordinator, at 603-358-2642.