Healthy Homes

In this past Fall’s house meetings, in response to a question having to do with care for creation, many of our members shared stories of their experiences living in unhealthy homes. Extreme heat and extreme cold due to poor conditions of mobile homes, mold, and other unsafe elements were at the root of these stories. We are now in the “research” phase of this campaign, and will be moving it to an “actionable” item at our Nehemiah Action.

Thus far, we have met with Lee Householder, head of project:HOMES. We have several more meetings lined up. 

We also plan to go back to our own people and get additional stories about how their lives have been impacted, to get an even better understanding of the scope and nature of the problem.


In the meantime, here are links to some very interesting documents / information we're coming across!

A study done in 2016 by the Manufactured Homes Community Coalition:

https://mhccv.org/resources/central-virginia-study/

Links about project:HOMES' purchase of Bermuda Estates:

https://www.projecthomes.org/bermuda-estates

https://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/articles/nonprofit-to-revitalize-mobile-home-park-on-route-1/

https://www.virginiamercury.com/2021/02/15/could-trailers-be-the-new-face-of-affordable-housing/

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