For more than a decade, the University of Findlay Habitat for Humanity chapter has been organizing “Box City,” an annual event that seeks to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness issues. Chapter members and those from student groups grab cardboard, duct tape, markers and the like to create temporary “homes” on Old Main’s front lawn.
The event happens regardless of what the weather is like. This year’s Box City was created on an unusually warm day in April. For the educational presentation, Carol Steegman, Hope House’s Bridges Out of Poverty coordinator, spoke about people who experience poverty and relayed some of their stories.
The event is part of Act! Speak! Build! Week, which is a week of advocacy hosted by Habitat for Humanity International.
UF’s efforts are also part of a national movement on other college campuses and in various communities to advocate for affordable housing.
For additional photos of this year’s UF Box City, visit the University’s Flickr album.