Mosi Harrington Memorial Fund
HIP believes that every person should have affordable, healthy, and safe housing. Because a stable home is just the first step to a productive and healthy life, HIP’s Resident Services program provides on-site staff at most of its multifamily communities.
Our Resident Services Coordinators organize a variety of activities and provide individual assistance to our artists, children, families and seniors to help them eliminate barriers to obtaining and maintaining self-sufficiency. The ultimate goal is to support the social, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual needs of our residents, the majority of which earn less than 60 percent of the area median income.
Mosi was extremely passionate about giving HIP’s families the proper tools to balance their lives through “service enriched housing” and incorporating green design elements into every building and house that HIP purchased and rehabilitated. She was just as adamant about preserving the dignity of the residents. She would often say: “A house or apartment is more than a place you live, it is your home.” Therefore, anything ordinary or cookie cutter would not suffice. Mosi insisted on bold design, colorful front doors, hallways filled with original artwork and unique door knockers, plus bright community rooms in which to congregate with neighbors and create memories.
As a former teacher, Mosi knew that it was critical for HIP to also implement supportive community-building efforts and educational programs, laying the groundwork for HIP’s current day “Resident Services” programming and community development outreach activities.