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By Olivia Rose
Pilot Writer 

Resource fair connects with people experiencing housing insecurity


February 8, 2024

Olivia Rose

Members of the Petersburg community pick through jackets, pants and other offerings when the Project Connect Resource Fair opened to the public for an hour the evening of Jan. 30.

The seventh annual Project Connect Resource Fair was held in Petersburg on Jan. 30.

Organized under the umbrella of nonprofit Humanity In Progress (HIP), the event provided access to free basic necessities and local resources for people in Petersburg who are experiencing housing insecurity - and was an opportunity to survey attendees about their present housing situation for a Point-In-Time count that records the status of homelessness and housing insecurity in Petersburg.

When the doors to Project Connect at the John Hanson Sr. Community Hall (ANB Hall) opened at 2 p.m., "We had a huge lin...

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