cdcb | come dream. come build. receives $2.5million award to develop its MiCASiTA housing model across the Rio Grande Valley and beyond to more communities where poverty persists across the nation.
Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge by Enterprise Community Partners and Wells Fargo names six winners out of nearly 900 applications from across the U.S.
cdcb | come dream. come build. one of the six winners of the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge, a nationwide competition that began in January 2020 to find the most innovative and scalable solutions to increase housing affordability across the U.S. The six winning organizations will each receive $2 million in grants and two years of technical assistance valued at $500,000, facilitated by Enterprise, to realize their innovative concepts.
MiCASiTA, a collaboration between cdcb and buildingcommunityWORKSHOP [bc] is an environmentally sustainable, disaster-resilient modular homeownership innovation for families.
Over the course of the grant, cdcb and [bc] aim to build six prototype dwellings whose construction costs are 15%+ less per square foot than the average unit in the market. They will complete the design and launch of their Choice Empower software system, allowing clients to choose and weigh the costs of design options in real time in order to build their dream home within their budget restraints. They will also expand the MiCASiTA model to one additional persistent poverty region in the United States.
Check out the details about our proposal HERE