Housing@100%: Innovation 4
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project 1: The “plain language for existing websites” project
In some city and county systems, thoughtful professionals spend a great deal of time and effort trying to design great websites that spell out how to get help paying rent, how to avoid defaulting on your mortgage, where to find housing vouchers and where to find help getting yourself or someone you know out of homelessness.
Your mission is to figure out whether your county and city websites are taking this opportunity to simply and efficiently explain all aspects of housing security and how to improve prospects for securing safe and stable housing. The question to be answered on a website is, “What’s out there and accessible?” Is information also available in hard copy as well? Is helpful information available in all relevant languages?