Join the Housing Assistance Council on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 for “Why Creative Placemaking? On the Ground Impacts.”
“Creative placemaking” is community development tool that has garnered increased attention and funding by the federal government, municipalities, and private foundations.
Join us to learn why creative placemaking is receiving widespread support and how rural communities take advantage of these opportunities.
Guest speakers working in rural communities across the United States will share their experiences with creative placemaking, the impact it has had in their hometowns, and how they have garnered ongoing support for creative and arts-based work.
This webinar is the second of a two-part series of Rural Placemaking – a collaboration between buildingcommunityWORKSHOP and the Housing Assistance Council (HAC), funded in part by a NEA Our Town Knowledge Building Grant. The purpose of Rural Placemaking is to build understanding and practice of creative placemaking in rural communities. Both HAC and [bc] seek to promote creative placemaking as an important tool in comprehensive community development and to build knowledge of the practice within HAC’s member network.
View the first webinar in this series, “Creative Placemaking 101” here.
Presented By buildingcommunityWORKSHOP and Housing Assistance Council
bcWORKSHOP enriches the lives of citizens by bringing design thinking to areas of our cities where resources are most scarce. To do so, bcWORKSHOP recognizes that it must first understand the social, economic, and environmental issues facing a community before beginning work. bcWORKSHOP is a Texas based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making.
The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has been helping local organizations build affordable homes in rural America since 1971. HAC assists in the development of both single- and multi-family homes and promotes homeownership for working low-income rural families through a self-help, “sweat equity” construction method by emphasizing local solutions, empowerment of people in poverty, reduced dependence, and self-help strategies. HAC offers services to public, nonprofit, and private organizations throughout the rural United States and maintains a special focus on high-need groups and regions, such as: Indian country, the Mississippi Delta, farmworkers, the Southwest border colonias, and Appalachia.
HAC is a nonprofit corporation located in Washington, DC with regional staff located in Atlanta, Kansas City, Albuquerque, and Sacramento.