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“Having a beautiful place to live creates a sense of pride and helps residents regain their stability and dignity,” says Brenda Rosen, president and CEO of a 28-year old supportive housing nonprofit in Brooklyn, USA.

She explained that one of their biggest tasks is to break down the stigma attached to housing for formerly homeless people. Offering communities examples of good, contextual design, she says, is also crucial for gaining support to develop supportive housing in neighborhoods. “That’s our goal, to seamlessly fit into the neighborhood we’re building in.”

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