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Chesapeake Neighbors Announces New Board Members
SEVERN, MD (January 6, 2022) — Chesapeake Neighbors, an Arc Central Chesapeake Region company committed to providing safe, accessible, and affordable housing in Maryland, and Board Chair Laura Carr, are pleased to welcome Tiffany Harrison, Amber Hayden, and Mitchell Wilson to its board of directors.
“We are excited to welcome Tiffany, Amber, and Mitchell to our team,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region. “Tiffany, Amber, and Mitchell are all representatives of the community we support. We look forward to them contributing their unique perspectives and voices to Chesapeake Neighbors’ board as we continue to expand safe, affordable and accessible housing opportunities for all.”
Tiffany is an independent woman who has just become a Chesapeake Neighbors resident and is excited to be living on her own. As a person who spent a considerable amount of time locating affordable housing, Tiffany’s experience and what it meant to her will be invaluable to our mission.
Amber has been a Chesapeake Neighbors tenant for a year. Prior to that, she had been living with her family but after expressing an interest in working towards greater independence, she chose to live with a long-time friend who she has known for years and an additional roommate. Amber is a strong self-advocate, and she is looking forward to getting more involved with Chesapeake Neighbors.
Mitchell is currently supported by The Arc in both Workforce Development and Day Services (when he isn’t working). Mitchell likes to be involved in his community and although he is currently living with family, he looks forward to having his own space in the future. His election to the Chesapeake Neighbors board is a way for him to get a broader sense of how affordable housing works and contribute to Chesapeake Neighbors’ future.
About Chesapeake Neighbors
Chesapeake Neighbors was founded in 2007 by The Arc Central Chesapeake Region to provide, promote and support safe, affordable, and accessible housing for people and families in need. What started with one house in Anne Arundel County has grown to over 50 owned and managed, affordable, accessible single and multifamily units across Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Learn more at https://chesapeakeneighbors.org/.
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