Giving Back by Building Houses
We were thrilled to kick off Beloved Asheville’s Blitz Build, a construction project to build deeply affordable, equity driven microhomes for people in the Asheville community who struggle with housing insecurity. Two of our field teams spent three days building the first two of the eleven microhomes in the BeLoved Village.
When Amy Cantrell, co-director of Beloved Asheville, approached the Asheville Home Builders Association with plans for the village, we knew we had to be involved. As board president, Brian saw an opportunity to lead by example while doing what we do best: Build Houses. It was our honor to be part of the team sowing the seeds of community and help bring home our community members who’ve faced challenges with housing insecurity.
From Brian’s perspective, one of the most vulnerable segments of the population lacks the basis of stability – a home. Shelter is one the essential stabilizing factors for the housing insecure. By donating our time and skills, we hope to play a humble role in providing these individuals with a place to call home.
Brain said, “Transitioning out of the extreme of housing insecurity and into to an intermediary housing option will provide them with the stability, shelter, and safety they need to gain their footing. As
successful business owners, Allyson and I believe it’s our responsibility to give back to a community that has given so much to us and our company.”
Tiny Homes with Big Goals
While the Sineath team builds dream custom homes, renovates homes and commercial spaces, and builds commercial projects, the BeLoved Village microhomes are much smaller than our typical project. At just under 500 square feet, these homes may be tiny, but they have big goals to help replace the tents and sidewalks so many families call home.
“There are so many homeless people out there, and they need that transition place. They just need a chance to get off the street,” Brian said.
WLOS came out to film a news story about Beloved Village, and featured Brian on the 6 p.m. newscast.
As always, our team amazes us. From studs to roof rafters, the team made amazing progress on these homes. Their teamwork and skills were on point.
If you’d like to get involved in one of Beloved Asheville’s amazing projects, please contact us. And don’t worry, you don’t have to swing a hammer. There are many ways you can help complete the Beloved Village and future villages being planned.