What is ReThink Housing?
ReThink: Why Housing Matters creates awareness for, and inspires people to learn about, affordable housing. This initiative encourages the public to realize the benefits that public and other affordable housing offer individuals as well as the greater community.
"Our Journey Home" is a documentary developed by the ReThink: Why Housing Matters initiative. The film focuses on the common belief that everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home. It examines the role we all play in supporting those who struggle in having a stable place from where they can grow and dream. Narrated by Jewel and produced by Emmy award-winning film company, Stillmotion, “Our Journey Home” follows the stories of three families and shares how their relationship to home has shaped them as they strive to support their families, further their education and careers, and give back to their communities.
Watch the full-length documentary below, as well as two short videos featuring Mayor Tom Barrett and Sayvon Friend, a former resident of Milwaukee's public housing.