Breaking Ground at Stuart Meadows in Ellensburg

On Thursday, September 15, 2022. Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Stuart Meadows, its upcoming 18-home affordable housing neighborhood in Ellensburg.

Homeowners, Habitat staff, State representatives, and City Officials spoke about the project, what it means for our families and the community, and the need to continue to build affordable housing for Kittitas County.

“As I stood there overlooking the Stuart Mountain range dreaming of the future, I couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of hope for the families of Stuart Meadows,” said Kelle Vandenberg, Area Director, Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity. “We have spent the last year and a half in permitting, planning, and collaboration, but on that Thursday, with the sun shining and blue skies, we spent our time together just celebrating.”

With the civil work well underway and the first six families selected, vertical construction is expected to begin in October and will continue throughout the seasons. The homes will be built in three phases with the first six homes to be complete by fall 2023. The entire 18 homes to be finished by fall of 2025.

There is much to do and plenty of opportunity to help build these homes. If you would like to learn how to help build, donate, or help our families, reach out to Kelle Vandenberg directly at