Silver State Fair Housing Council Selected as 2017 Noble Deeds Recipient
Noble Studios’ community service program, Noble Deeds, has selected non-profit Silver State Fair Housing Council to receive hundreds of hours of digital services throughout 2017.
According to its mission statement, SSFHC “advocates for fair housing by providing a comprehensive program of outreach, education, and enforcement activities. By addressing the needs of housing consumers, housing providers, and local governments, SSFHC works to break down barriers to equal housing opportunity and build opportunities for community members to relate to each other as neighbors.”
Each year, Noble Deeds donates pro bono digital services to one northern Nevada nonprofit in need. After interviewing multiple applicants, Noble selected SSFHC for its commitment to bring equal housing opportunities to Nevada residents.
Housing discrimination is prohibited by law in Nevada and the United States, but it persists in subtle ways such as altering lease terms, increasing security deposit requirements, restricting residency privileges and other less obvious tactics. SSFHC’s work to combat housing discrimination while ensuring equal housing opportunities for all made the nonprofit the right choice for this year’s Noble Deeds project, said Noble Studios Chief Operating Officer and co-founder Season Lopiccolo.
“With past Noble Deeds recipients, we’ve always had an eye toward making a big impact on the community we call home and can’t think of a better, more deserving candidate than Silver State Fair Housing Council,” Lopiccolo said. “Our digital marketing and communication services will help this valuable nonprofit expand outreach and service to more individuals, builders and property owners looking for ways to continue to improve the quality of life in our community. I can’t wait to see what our team does for this great nonprofit.”
SSFHC Executive Director Kate Zook said, “The Board of Trustees and staff of Silver State Fair Housing Council are overwhelmed by the generosity of this donation from Noble Studios. A new, accessible website will allow housing consumers and providers improved access to our fair housing resources.”
Zook added, “Working together, SSFHC and Noble Studios can help to make equal housing opportunity a reality for all residents of Nevada. We are excited by, and grateful for, this opportunity.”
Noble’s contribution, valued around $60,000, will include strategic planning, information architecture, a newly-redesigned responsive website, a WordPress content management system, a brand refresh, content creation, photo/video and a digital marketing strategy. Noble also will donate another $40,000 in digital services to other local community projects throughout 2017. Past recipients of Noble Deeds include Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary, the Discovery Museum and Arts for All Nevada.
The next call for entries will be announced in early 2018. Learn more about Noble Deeds here.
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