Community Organizing & Resident Engagement

Community Organizing & Resident Engagement (CORE) trains leaders who catalyze change for social justice issues critical to poverty and homelessness. For the last eight years, CORE has empowered our tenants to become civic leaders. We believe people who have experienced homelessness are uniquely equipped to develop solutions to homelessness.

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Orlon’s Story: Becoming A Leader

After experiencing homelessness, Orlon moved into CHP housing, found CORE, and shaped his life to fight for the rights of marginalized communities. In 2014 he graduated from Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute. Today he sits on our Board of Directors. Orlon sat down with us one sunny afternoon to explain CORE in his own words.

Watch Orlon’s story below: