‘Tiny house’ Indoor Village Opening

The Minneapolis Fire Inspectors made their way through tiny homes to make sure the fire alarms are working, Friday, February 19, 2021 in Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Fire Inspectors made their way through tiny homes to make sure the fire alarms are working, Friday, February 19, 2021 in Minneapolis.

“Minneapolis nonprofit Avivo is opening an indoor ‘village’ with ‘tiny houses’ in March, providing a COVID-safe and secure place for 100 adults. The two-year pilot program, called Avivo Village, could become a post-pandemic template for private emergency shelters in place of the usual congregate sleeping spaces.”

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Booklist Committee Volunteers Needed

From picture books onwards, “home” as a predictable, stable and safe place is a central subject despite a significant percentage of people who experience homelessness. These experiences are not often written about and if they are, not positively reflected in literature. To create more equitable literacy learning environments, as well as providing a counterpoint to the negative images so often created, we need opportunities to explore economic diversity and to challenge harmful discourses about people experiencing homelessness.
With this in mind, the Hunger, Homelessness and Poverty Task Force of SRRT (HHPTF) is creating a booklist of recommended books for all ages, as well as a guide to help with selecting books that are respectful and supportive of people who are experiencing homelessness.

Interested? Email us!

Get Out the Vote

HHPTF Voting Template for Libraries

The goal of this template is to help your library:
Research and offer local/statewide voting and registration information tailored to your community.
Provide that specific information both in print (posting on the door, posting inside the library and in other places in the community) and virtually (on your website, Facebook page and however else you are able to reach them).