Housing Trust Fund Ventura County Spotlights Affordable Housing

Guests of Housing Trust Fund Ventura County’s “Compassion Campaign – Home Made: Fund It + Build It + Live It” will learn what it takes to fund, build and support residents who live in affordable housing. With the Museum of Ventura County as a backdrop, guests will be fully immersed into three hands-on exhibits complete with audio, video and tactile items that highlight the issues of affordable housing in Ventura County.

Guests will be provided silent headphones as they are invited to first visit the FUND IT exhibit where they will learn that funding affordable housing is much like making lasagna. Moving on to the BUILD IT exhibit, guests will “virtually” walk through a beautiful affordable community to experience all that goes into developing these homes. Finally, guests approach the LIVE IT exhibit, finding themselves at a kitchen table witnessing the positive impact affordable housing has had on residents’ lives as they tell their stories.

“Last year’s Compassion Campaign was a huge success as we hosted our first ever immersive experience,” says Housing Trust Fund VC CEO Linda Braunschweiger. “Guests shared that being immersed really helped them truly feel the experience of facing housing insecurity. This year we’re excited to offer guests engaging exhibits to tell the story that when we all work together as a collective community, we can create more safe and affordable homes.”

The fourth annual Compassion Campaign takes place May 11, 2023, from 5 to 9 p.m., in-person at the Museum of Ventura County. Sponsored in part by Ventura County Credit Union, Compassion Campaign 2023 would not be possible without the generous support of Keystone Sponsors Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) and City National Bank.

Housing Trust Fund VC’s annual Compassion Campaign draws a diverse crowd of decision makers, community leaders, change makers and advocates for housing, mental health, homelessness, farmworkers, foster youth, the disabled community, seniors and more. This year’s unique immersive experience is certain to sell out! For tickets, visit HousingTrustFundVC.org/2023cc-tickets.

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