I'm the executive director of Napa Valley Community Housing, a non-profit that develops and manages housing for low and very-low income residents. These people are my heroes.
Most of them are uneducated; many to not speak English and almost all of them make $9-$12 an hour. Yet, they work hard every day in restaurants, vineyards, and hotels to make a better life for their children.
They take classes we offer in job training, ESL and emergency preparedness (among others) to learn and improve themselves. They form tenant associations to govern themselves and solve problems as they arise.
By getting out of overcrowded and substandard housing and into affordable housing, these people have made the first step towards being productive and contributing members of our community.
I am proud to say: They are my heroes.
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