General Building Contractor Kimberly Hunter closes the home ownership gap for Black Americans.
Wishbone Tiny Homes has been sold to Kimmy Hunter, a local, African American, woman-owned business. Wishbone Tiny Homes is a second-generation family-owned-and-operated general contracting company. With new ownership, equity is now a central priority.
In 2020, housing inventory diminished 107% year over year while entry-level home prices increased by 30%.
“I can’t continue to observe the increasing problem of lack of access to home ownership for Black Americans and working people and families. Rather than feel hopeless about it, I took a huge leap of faith and decided to become a part of the solution. I am grateful to those who helped me purchase this business so I can become a builder of beautifully designed, efficient footprint homes and support people reaching their dreams of home ownership,” says Hunter.
In addition to becoming a builder, Hunter is launching three initiatives beginning February 2021.
“100 Thousand Homes by 2030” is designed to break down barriers for 100,000 Black children, families, and individuals to access home ownership by 2030. According to Hunter, the average wait time for a Black prospective homeowner to obtain a home ranges from 15 to 52 months longer than white home buyers. “100 Thousand Homes by 2030” offers real solutions for closing the home ownership gap.
“Buildher by Wishbone Tiny Homes” advances and connects teens and women to invest in their buildher(self). “As a woman entering into the construction industry, I expect to build with the female perspective at the forefront. ‘Buildher’ celebrates the female perspective in all things home, construction, and repair from the inside out. When we build ourselves, we construct accessible homes and communities that clearly embrace the female perspective to include built and natural environments that are gender and gender non-binary inclusive,” says Hunter.
“Legacy Homesteads & Communities” is for individuals, corporations, funders, and municipalities adding Wishbone Tiny Home builds to private and publicly owned land. Those who join this movement make a quantifiable personal commitment to reduce forced migration by building more inclusive homesteads, properties, and communities for people of all races and stages of life.
Wishbone Tiny Homes was established in 2013 and is a recognized leader in the tiny-home construction industry in the US and abroad. Since its inception, the company has built beautifully designed, energy-efficient homes. It is credentialed in Energy Auditing, LEED, and Solar PV, with the expertise required to build green.
For more information about Wishbone Tiny homes, visit wishbonetinyhomes.com.