Emerson Crawford Theater

  • Event Time 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Event Start Date 09/20/2018
  • Event Location 111 South Grand Ave

A documentary short about Housing First Village (HFV), the result of a partnership among HRDC, Reverend Connie Campbell-Pearson and the Schools of Architecture and Film & Photography at Montana State University.

Targeted towards the homeless population that is most at risk, HFV is a safe and sustainable model designed to support successful reintegration into community living and permanent housing. The single-user “tiny” homes or shelters provide a cost-effective way to address the growing issue of homelessness, while maintaining autonomy and dignity.  Utilizing best practices from around the nation and based on the “Housing First” philosophy, HFV limits the barriers to entry and provides supportive services to residents for mental health and addiction counseling.

In May 2017, Architecture graduate students and community volunteers began the construction of a prototype tiny house in Cheever Hall under the supervision of Architecture Professors Ralph Johnson and Bill Clinton.

Every step in the building process has been thoroughly documented by MFA students Jessica Portuondo and Evangeline Koonce with the guidance and supervision of Film Professor Lucia Ricciardelli.