Bobby Celebrated 1 Year in his BLOCK Home
Last month, our first BLOCK Resident, Bobby, celebrated his 1 year anniversary of living in his very own BLOCK Home.
C'zar Moved into BLOCK Home #2
The evening before Thanksgiving, C'zar and his brand new kitten got the keys to their BLOCK Home, located in the Greenwood neighborhood. THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible!
BLOCK Home #3 for Mom and Baby in the New Year
BLOCK Home #3 is well under way in Crown Hill, and our amazing General Contractor, Schultz Miller, is working hard to complete the build. We anticipate a January move in for a mom and baby referred from Mary's Place.
BLOCK Home #4 Built in 3 Weeks w/ Alternative Model
We received unexpected funding to expedite this BLOCK Home build. Rather than relying on donated skilled and unskilled labor, we were able to pay general contractor Schuchart Dow to manage the build (they did a beautiful job on a very tight timeline). This reduced the duration of construction from 3+ months to 3 weeks. BLOCK Home #4 was completely assembled off-site, and will be shipped as a wide load to a Seattle backyard in early 2019.
Growing Impact in 2019
As The BLOCK Project matures, we are able to more accurately anticipate challenges, plan for growth, and evaluate success. Based on 2017 and 2018 outcomes and recent strategic planning, we have adjusted our growth projections for 2019. We now plan to place six BLOCK Homes next year, doubling this year's impact while still allowing us to invest in the cornerstones of The BLOCK Project: community building, education, and sustainability. An astounding 121 prospective hosts have volunteered to host a BLOCK Home in their backyard!
Needs for the new year include: A warehouse for storage and panel prefabrication; general contractors, subs, and suppliers; and volunteers from all walks of life. In short, we need YOU!