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    Housing Trust Fund Ventura County announces “Everyone Deserves a Home Compassion Campaign”

    Ventura County, CA – For too many, housing is not guaranteed. At a time when acts of kindness matter, Housing Trust Fund Ventura County invites you to join its Everyone Deserves a Home Compassion Campaign. This weeklong celebration takes place June 1st through June 5th highlighting how we can make a difference in people’s lives, from small acts of compassion, to being part of the affordable workforce housing solution in Ventura County.

    “We’re particularly excited about our Living Room Lounge,” said Housing Trust Fund Ventura County CEO Linda Braunschweiger. “Every night at exactly 7:00 pm we will host an intimate one-song performance by outstanding singers, including Grammy award winning artist Rick Springfield.” Other artists singing exclusively for Housing Trust Fund VC include singer and actress Jolene Purdy, best known for her roles in Orange is the New Black, Under the Dome, Breaking Bad, and Glee; and Will Breman, Santa Barbara based singer-songwriter and Top 8 contestant on NBC’s The Voice. Joining this star-studded line-up will be local duo, Soul 4 II (part of the Sound Effect Band), Afro-Cuban sensation Ricardo Lemvo, country musician Kenzie Mae known for her starring role in the award-winning feature film, “Chloe’s Mountain” and 11-year-old up and coming musician Aiden Baffa.

    The Everyone Deserves a Home Compassion Campaign promises to be a fun and emotional week as Housing Trust Fund VC shines a light on the growing need for more affordable housing in Ventura County. A compelling Facebook Live interview will feature Cesar Hernandez as he tells his story of how his family was helped by affordable housing. Viewers will be taken on a tour of affordable housing developments in the community, hear from members of the affordable housing community, and be invited to share #CompassionInAction tips. The nonprofit is also hosting the interactive #Recipe4Home, where participants are asked to share a favorite family recipe to be entered into a giveaway in which one lucky winner will have their recipe beautifully preserved on a cutting board. Housing Trust Fund VC is asking the community to get involved by following them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HousingTrustFundVC/.

    “When we realized we could not host our annual fundraiser and awareness event, we felt it was important to continue moving forward,” commented Board Chair Jennie Buckingham. “Especially now, the need is only growing for affordable housing solutions.” Learn more at www.housingtrustfundvc.org/compassion-campaign.

    The Everyone Deserves a Home Compassion Campaign is made possible in part by, Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere, City National Bank, Wells Fargo, Montecito Bank & Trust, Boston Private Bank, and Pacific Western Bank.

    Housing Trust Fund Ventura County –Launched as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation in 2012, Ventura County Housing Trust Fund became Housing Trust Fund Ventura County (Housing Trust Fund VC) in July 2019. Housing Trust Fund VC is the local trusted leader in helping to increase affordable housing options throughout Ventura County by leveraging public-private partnerships to provide low-cost, flexible loans early in the housing development cycle. As of January 2020, Housing Trust Fund VC has invested $9 million through its revolving loan fund, creating 365 affordable apartments and homes for very-low, low- and middle-income employees, transitional age foster youth, veterans, farm workers, and the homeless.


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