Fargo Housing Authority to host screening of “Home.”
“Home.” is a 12-part documentary series focusing on the homelessness crisis in North Dakota. Demonstrating housing as a human right and as an inherent part of the health and happiness of all persons, the documentary examines the myths of homelessness, its root causes, and identifies the state-wide organizations and individuals currently engaged in the fight to end homelessness in North Dakota.
Trailer for “Home. The Homelessness Crisis in North Dakota.”
A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring community leaders and experts on homelessness in Fargo Moorhead.
Matthew Pike, Executive Director/CEO of Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority, will serve as moderator. Panelists include:
• Sonya Jensen, The Human Family, Director of “Home.”
• Jillian Gould, Gladys Ray Shelter & Veteran’s Drop-In Center
• Barry Nelson, North Dakota Human Rights Coalition
• Cody Schuler, FM Coalition to End Homelessness
• Pastor Sue Kosterman, Churches United for the Homeless
The conversation will be guided by the following broad themes:
- The story behind the film-making and production journey
- How the portrayal of homelessness in the film reflects our community’s current landscape
- The evolution of housing issues your organizations have faced, and those you continue to confront
- Distinctly and collaboratively meeting the community challenges of the future
This event is free of charge and open to all. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.
About Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority’s serves its mission of “Empowering People to Achieve Independence Through Housing” through responsible and efficient administration of the federal Housing Choice Voucher program to supplement rent expense for those most in need, through property management of a variety of affordable housing projects, and through property development of additional safe and affordable housing for residents of the Fargo, ND area. FHRA offers a variety of affordable housing options ranging from HUD-subsidized units for families, seniors, veterans, or persons with disabilities to projects that are more service-enriched and designed specifically for persons coming out of homelessness.
To learn more about Fargo Housing & Redevelopment and its programs, visit their website at www.fargohousing.org.
About The Human Family
The Human Family is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) founded to change our communities through art. The mission of The Human Family is to educate, engage and facilitate discussion around local and word-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists.
To learn more about The Human Family and its programs, visit their website at www.human-family.org.