WATCH: MiCASiTA, An Incremental Homeownership Innovation
MiCASiTA is an incremental homeownership model that’s been under development for some time. But until recently, cdcb |come dream. come build. and its partner BuildingCommunityWORKSHOP lacked the resources to bring their idea to fruition.
Now, as one of six winning innovation teams in the Wells Fargo- and Enterprise-led Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge (HousingBreakthrough.org), they have the support needed to bring their idea to completion – and explore taking it to scale beyond the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
“Especially for our smaller, rural communities, building incrementally has been a way of doing construction and homebuilding for generations,” says Lisa Neergard of BCWorkshop. “To formalize it both from a lending and construction perspective really meets people where they’re at and provides a model of building a home that is safer, healthier and fits within their budgets.”
The video shows how members of the MiCASiTA team are finalizing the prototype, mobilizing it to different sites, and fine-tuning the pre-fab logic – all toward helping families realize the dream of homeownership sooner than they imagined.