Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

In case you missed it…here’s what Emily Niehaus, Exec. Director had to say:

“Welcome! Thank you all for coming to this fabulous occasion on this fabulous morning. Welcome to the new faces…and those who have shared our previous groundbreaking events. This will be our third build, and three is the magic number.

What’s New:

Our pilot build in 2010 laid the foundation for our program. We pushed and pulled, and we succeeded in completing the home on budget, but we knew we had programmatic wrinkles that needed to be ironed out. Our 2011 build set a very high bar for us – we built a home in four months, again on budget, and with excellence in our craftsmanship. We proved that affordable housing can be custom and beautiful.

We break ground today – thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Community Rebuilds’ staff, the Board of Directors, and all of the community support we have received. We break ground today – FOR our Spring 2012 students, our program participants Eric and Nancy, and for the future students and participants of our program. When you break ground on a build like this, you make waves. It is my hope that our waves carry the message of our mission: we build energy-efficient housing, provide education on sustainability, and improve the housing conditions of the workforce through an affordable program.

Finally, a big thank you goes to the USDA Rural Development Utah office for believing in our program and our mission. Thank you to Ben Byrd Construction and Eric Plourde for providing leadership for this build. And, thank you to Bike and Build, the Bjorkman Foundation, the Moab Half Marathon, WabiSabi, and all our private individual donors for funding our modest idea of creating beautiful and affordable housing for Moab’s workforce.”

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