White Hawk Ecovillage is a fledgling housing development near Ithaca, New York. Our mission is to create a close-knit community that is both ecological and affordable.
Tompkins County recently awarded us a $90,000 Community Housing Trust Grant to provide affordable housing for low-income households who want to live in our community. For the funds to be released, however, we must replace an undersized culvert where our entrance road crosses Buttermilk Creek.
We plan to install a small bridge, but we need to raise about $80,000 to cover this unanticipated expense. In addition to this crowdfunding campaign, we are applying for grants, negotiating in-kind donations of materials, equipment and labor, seeking discounted or used materials, covering as much of the costs as we are able personally, and seeking private loans to cover the rest of the cost.