by Joe Seidenberg
Many hands make light work at the sight of the Sherlock's new home.
Over the course of the past year Red Feather staff have been busy developing and delivering our Native Home Resource Network (NHRN). NHRN is a case management program that helps Navajo and Hopi families resolve their own home health and safety risks. Case managers work directly with the families to first prioritize the most urgent housing needs and then determine what resources the family is able to provide. Once the needed resources are identified we leverage our national network of materials manufacturers, government agencies, and individual donors for funding; and we leverage our local network of professional contractors for implementation.
The primary benefit of the program is to empower families to make their own homes safer and healthier. The other benefit of the program is that by hiring or referring professional tradespeople from the community to implement the repairs, we are assisting with economic development.
Thanks to grants from Arizona Community Foundation and Wells Fargo we have completed the following:
Jeanette's new roof
From left: Bradford, Delridge and Wilfred, the Hopi weatherization crew