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are creating programs that are working to breathe new life into rural communities. k?i?m?t news 3's jeremiah wilcox explains the incentives behind them. a town that was once losing residents is now working on a comeback. it's really good it's been really good you know we're a town of a thousand. chris giesen is on the economic development association board in harmony. he tells me that since the launch of a cash rebate program four years ago?the city has attracted new residents to the quiet town. it's excellent, we're really excited about that fact that we've been able to do that since the program started. basically those building new homes in harmony will get five to 12? thousand dollars back in rebates depending on the cost of the home. but the benefits of the incentive program aren't just great on paper. it really is a building developer's dream. that looks good, jamie. contractor andy bunge thinks families moving here are getting a good bang for their buck. he's been building homes for more than 30 years and has never seen a community bounce back like this. i've seen changes throughout these communities and for the most part their positive. giesen tells me that the city council has excitendly renewed the rebate program every year. something residents are proud of. it's really worked for harmony and it's using our resources that we already have reinvesting in our selves. reporting in . for the rebate program there are no restrictions on the applicant's age?income level or residency. after the outpoor of support for the "hashtag me too" movement, the rochester community came together to form the "hashtag us too" performance last night. actors, artists, and musicians gathered at the mayo civic center to perform their pieces on sexual assault, harassment and abuse. from musicians and actors to poets... all voices were heard from all ages. "we as a community are made stronger when we take into consideration voices that have not been considered before. when we listen to one another and we give each other time to shine time to grow time to become better and stronger, we become so much better." munira is a student and a poet... she says its crucial for neighbors in any community as rochester continues to grow, there is a great need for workers, especially in the care?giving field. we are challenged to find good people who want to serve people with disabilities with a passion.