Deborah Hill says it’s easy for her to see the value of a community-based response to the housing need in Brantford — she has experienced the challenges that come with homelessness first hand.
Addressing the housing crisis will require community members wanting to orchestrate change, not waiting for others to step in, the Brantford resident and supporter of Community Living Brant says, so those working towards this goal are taking a step in the right direction.
A member of the Brantford Tiny Homes Working Circle summarized the Jan. 25 gathering with sentiments that were echoed by others attending.
“We’re going in the right direction.”
The latest working circle was largely a continuation of the Jan. 11 meeting and, as with the previous working circle, new participants were on hand to learn about the project to create a tiny-home community in Brantford.
While last year was certainly marked by personal achievement for Zig Misiak, the Brantford resident and author says his family bonds and commitment to community service are what matter most to him — and this, he says, was his greatest lesson learned in 2022.
Family, says Zig, the author of 18 books, is his “centre of strength and love,” and community service is an “obligation.”