The Maria Montessori Academy (MMA) in Utah needed more space for an increasing student body but it lacked the funding to acquire and develop land next to its existing campus. The school had received approval from the Utah State Board of Education to amend its charter to allow it to serve up to 750 students – up from 490 students– and to add a junior high school to its kindergarten through sixth grade curriculum. This was also partly in response to an ongoing wait list of around 100 children.
With RCAC’s self-help housing program expertise nine self-help housing agencies across northern and southern Utah have helped nearly 1,000 families become homeowners, despite increasing lot and construction costs.
Timberon Water & Sanitation District’s water source comes from Carissa Springs and five ground wells. Three of the wells were out of service due to many factors, including drought. Elevation changes and high pressure areas caused frequent breaks (blow-outs) throughout the water system’s estimated 175 miles of distribution piping.