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MEDIA ALERT: Tiny homes moving day event at MCC Fort Omaha Campus today
Metropolitan Community College Construction and Building Science students will help roll seven single-occupancy dwellings out of the MCC Construction Education Center and off to the Cottages by Siena Francis tiny home development today.
Monday, July 25, 10 a.m.
MCC Construction Education Center (Building 25) at the Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th
Media is invited to come to the Fort Omaha Campus to interview MCC students and faculty involved with the project. The homes will be wheeled out of the loading dock at the MCC Construction Education Center (Building 25) at the Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th
St. Moving will begin around 10 a.m. and could take several hours.
The student-constructed tiny homes will be part of a 50-unit, gated microcommunity. They are designed to help people who have experienced homelessness transition from the nonprofit’s supportive housing complex into their own tiny home. The project is being led by Arch Icon Development and is scheduled to open next year.
Each nearly 300-square-foot home will have a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room, as well as a covered front porch. They doubled as working classrooms for MCC Construction and Building Science students.
“Having a project that is being delivered to the community adds to the value of what we’re doing in the classroom,” said Trevor Secora, a construction technology instructor with the College. “The students seem to put a little more effort into it and up their game a little bit. They know somebody is going to use it. They’re going to be able to drive by it after graduation and be able to tell their family and friends, ‘I helped do that.’”
To learn more about MCC Construction and Building science programs, visit mccneb.edu.
Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.