Blog Post

Tacoma Housing Authority Video Wins “Best Overall Film” at Hilltop Street Fair

September 7, 2018

In partnership with Tacoma First 311, Active8 Hilltop and Foster’s Creative, the Tacoma Housing Authority created a video about the Hilltop Neighborhood. The video, “Neat Little Rows” also won “Best Overall Film” during the 2018 Hilltop Street Fair. This project was made possible by a TacomaFirst 311 grant. One of the goals of the grant is to find creative ways to encourage people to use 311 and foster community and communication in neighborhoods that were not utilizing 311 services. Hilltop was one area that was under-represented in the use of 311.

Video Description

On Hilltop, we live almost on top of each other—in houses and apartments like building blocks, placed in neat little rows. And though we’re close in proximity, we often lack the true connection that only happens when we meet, open up and live intentionally with our neighbors. Together with TacomaFIRST 311, we set out to tell the story of 3 neighbors from different walks of life whose random interactions and everyday connections help viewers see that we’re much more alike than we think, and we can always be more connected than we are.