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Charles Durrett, A Solution to Homelessness in Your Town

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Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Homelessness is one of the monsters that haunts our society. Thousands of people are trying to address the challenge but fail to come up with a solution. Valley View Senior Housing, built in 2019 in Napa County, CA, is a very affordable community of 70 cottages. This groundbreaking homeless project was organized by American Canyon’s city government, for older homeless people and homeless veterans of the area. This solution-oriented book shares the inspiring story of a compassionate and humane project. Imagine if every city could do one community like this and we can begin to make headway to solve the homeless problem. Every city can do this! And from this we can grow to do even more.

Charles Durrett is an architect of affordable, socially responsible housing, who has made major contributions to community-based architecture. He has designed over a hundred affordable housing projects and has consulted on many more worldwide. He is the principal architect at The Cohousing Company, based in Nevada City, CA. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, New York Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronical, The Guardian, Architecture, Architectural Record, Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and a wide variety of other publications. He has spoken twice in front of the U.S. congress regarding affordable housing. He devotes his time to new affordable housing developments. He has authored about a dozen other popular books about housing. 

A Solution to Homelessness: Valley View Senior Housing, Napa County, California Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935935452
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oro Editions - December 15th, 2020