Expand Access to Spanish Adult Literacy Project

R3V has been honored to help facilitate a conversation among community partners seeking to expand opportunities for Spanish-speaking adults to gain basic literacy and numeracy skills to improve their work prospects. The goal is to create a feeder system to expansion of Head Start’s LISTO family literacy program. Partners LISTO program of Head Start OnTrack […]

Find Land For Affordable and Attainable Housing

Goal To work as a community to connect with land owners who might be interested in making their land available to meet the housing needs of our community.   Project Context As we know, the fires of 2020 took out nearly 1,700 affordable and attainable homes in Phoenix and Talent.  Private developers are meeting market demand […]

R3V Facilitator Update Week 44

My focus since our last update has been to build our connections and insights into the question of attainable housing and support trust and community building.  Housing Working Group  Talked with  Derek Sherrell, Talent planning commissioner, about promoting ADU development Margaret Van Vliet of Trillium Advisors about attainable housing. Joe Vollmar and Carrie Bogen of […]

R3V Facilitator Update Week 42

It was another rewarding few weeks at R3V.  We have chosen to move our updates to align with our Steering Committee meetings, so this report covers three weeks, 39-41 and is issued in Week 42. My focus since our last update has been to engage a broader set of community members in the working group […]

Adult Spanish Literacy Program

Goal of the project To create an accessible program to support Spanish-speaking adults with basic Spanish literacy instruction leading towards greater empowerment and a GED certificate via the existing INEA program offered by the Mexican government to support adults earning their Primeria and Secondaria diplomas. The challenge Existing programs at LISTO and OnTrack can meet […]

Attainable Housing Introduction

Here are some resources we have compiled to support our community’s thinking about attainable housing. We define attainable housing as that “missing middle” housing for people who don’t qualify for affordable housing programs, but none the less find it challenging to pay full market pricing in the midst of a local and national housing crisis. […]

R3V Facilitator Update Week 38

It’s been a rewarding couple of weeks facilitating the work of R3V, plus, we all got to hear, smell, and feel the rain again. Housing Working Group In our Collective Impact meeting this month we gathered questions for Direct Housing communications about possible extensions of the direct housing in hotels, RV parks, and FEMA trailers […]

R3V Update September 8, 2021

Greetings on this day of commemoration and reflection. As R3V’s facilitator, I wanted to update you on where we are and where we’re going. First, to acknowledge the one year anniversary of the Almeda fire that tore through our communities. The ash that fell overnight reminds us that we’re still connected to our neighbors who […]