Kittitas County Habitat Celebrates Phase One for Stuart Meadows

Six families received the keys to their forever homes in Ellensburg this May when Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity dedicated Phase One of its Stuart Meadows development. 

When complete, Stuart Meadows will offer 18 three-bedroom homes providing affordable housing for up to 85 Ellensburg residents. Phase One completion was celebrated not only by Kittitas County Habitat, but by the community of Ellensburg. By addressing the area’s critical need for affordable housing, Stuart Meadows will strengthen the local economy and stabilize the area’s workforce.

Stephanie Bohman, Area Director of Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity, calls Stuart Meadows “… the beginning of an inspiring partnership with our community partners, individual donors and resolute volunteers …” 

The six new homes in Stuart Meadows were built with volunteer effort and sweat equity from the residents who’ll move in. New homeowner James enthusiastically declared, “Working together on building these houses, we really bonded as a family. And that’s how I feel about Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity. They’re also a family to me.”  

The potential for Stuart Meadows’ positive impact on Ellensburg goes beyond the development itself.  It is seen by area residents as fostering a supportive community network that will strengthen mutual aid among neighbors. 

Like all Habitat developments, Stuart Meadows is fulfilling long held wishes for its new homeowners. Teresa who also got keys to her Stuart Meadows home says “Right now, it all feels like a dream. But my vison is for everyone to come together, to be good neighbors and to share the joy of having a place to call home.”

Stuart Meadows is another success in Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build safe, decent and affordable places for everyone to call home.