2022 Visionary Sponsor
Resilient Buildings Group provides customized consulting services to reduce energy costs, improve the comfort and durability of buildings, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They are a mission driven organization that works to find comprehensive, integrated, cost-effective solutions for their clients and each building. Resilient Buildings Group has worked with LRCD on numerous projects to help us make projects more green, reduce energy costs, and access energy rebates. Click here to learn more about how Resilient Buildings Group has helped LRCD access energy rebates and more.
FACES OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Affordable housing is about everyone in our community being able to afford a home that supports good physical, financial, and emotional well-being. This occasional series produced by Lakes Region Community Developers, Lakes Region Community Services, and Laconia Housing features stories of people who live in affordable housing in the Lakes Region to demonstrate the diversity of people who thrive in affordable housing and how it enriches our communities.
Donka Facciolo was born in Bulgaria and adopted into a loving family from Sandwich at age 6. She grew up attending Sandwich Central School and later Inter-Lakes High School. Friends know her as joyful, outgoing, a social butterfly, and the life of the party. And that’s how she loves to live her life — full of laughter, fun, and most importantly, with community connection.
Growing up, Donka’s parents taught her the importance of independence. She was born with arthrogryposis, a disorder that affects the stiffness in joints and involves muscle weakness throughout the body.
After graduating high school in 2006, Donka knew that moving out of her family home was the next step to the life of independence she so desperately wanted..
For the rest of Donka's story click here.
Our goal is for everyone in the Lakes Region to live in a home that supports good physical, mental, and financial health and is empowered to reach their full potential.