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Hope for small towns – building community throughout 2021

Improving Rural Housing

There is no one solution to rural housing, but there is one approach we recommend.

That’s the Idea Friendly approach.

You can’t solve your town’s housing issues alone.

You’ll need to Gather Your Crowd, Build Connections and Take Small Steps.

We walk you through it in this 24 minute video. 


How we’ll help you in 2021:

Building more unified communities, despite deep divisions

We believe small towns can be saved by their own people using their own resources.

Becky McCray and Deb Brown

We picked the name SaveYour.Town because that is what you are going to do, save your town. No one is coming to do it for you.

No factory or big business is going to save you. No outside expert has the one right answer. It’s you.

You are going to shift a few key behaviors away from bureaucracy and officials and toward the people. You’ll let go of old formal rules and organizations in order to empower everyone to play a small but meaningful role. You’ll focus more on tiny experiments by lots of people rather than a few big bets made by only a handful of official leaders. You’ll welcome all ideas, from all the people in your town. 

That’s who’s coming to save your town: all of you.

Together, we’re teaching you specific ways to make your small town a better place. We’re creating the videos, courses and toolkits that help you learn, grow and take action.

Get your own copy of this Idea Friendly Creed to print out and pass around.

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