Housing initiative to start construction this summer

Low Cost Housing Designs By USF Architecture Students To Start Construction In July

ViviendasLeon and the University of San Francisco continue their partnership to design buildings that benefit communities in Nicaragua. This latest project will begin to address the widespread problem of safe and durable housing in the greater Goyena community. The design shown above is one of many that are currently being considered.

More than 100 families in the Goyena community alone live in severely substandard conditions. This project, which grew out of an extensive survey completed last fall on the status of families in the community, will combine development strategies of guided auto-construction, micro enterprise development, savings contributions and donor support.

An exhibit at the De Young Museum titled "New Generation Student Showcase" will take place this evening only in Wilsey Court, and will display the various designs by the students. The exhibit is free and is for one night only. It is a juried show and opens at 6pm. We hope to see you there!

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