Orlon smiling in front of city hall entrance

After experiencing homelessness, Orlon found a home at Community Housing Project, and shaped his life to fight for the rights of marginalized communities.

Orlon’s Story: Short Film

While a resident at HomeRise, Orlon found our Community Organizing & Resident Engagement (CORE) program to help advocate for his community. His passion for community organizing led him on a path forward.  In 2014 he graduated from Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute and has sat on our Board of Directors. Orlon spoke with us one sunny afternoon to explain CORE in his own words.

Watch Orlon’s story below:

Special thanks to photographer Megan Bayley and video editor Mark Matsuno for donating their talents to create this short film.