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Community Empowers Formerly Homeless using Tiny Homes

I wanted to show you how tiny house communities like this Opportunity Village in Eugene, Oregon are being used to help the now formerly homeless.


This is just one of the reasons why I love tiny housing. They empower people! And this is how I’d like to see more of them being used. In a way that lifts people up.

Especially those who are in need. This village opened its doors in August and it has been a success.

Current residents are officially formerly homeless and they maintain the property and govern themselves. They’re proud of what they have.

Tiny Housing to End and Empower Homeless

I encourage you to enjoy the videos, interview and information on this community to empower homeless people using tiny housing below (plus how they’re creating yet another one!):

Video: Opportunity Village Empowers Formerly Homeless People By Creating Community of Affordable Micro Homes

Images & Video © KMTR.com News


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Images © KMTR.com News

The project has been so successful that they are planning on another one called Emerald Village Eugene which will feature 15 more units ranging from $150 to $200 per month according to the original story over at KMTR.

Video: Dan Bryant Grand Opening of OpportUNITY Village

Thank you Dan Bryant, Mayor of Eugene Kitty Piercy, Jared Tilbor, KMTR News, and the community of Eugene for setting a great example for us.

Like Opportunity Village Eugene on Facebook. Check out their official website. And donate to the organization if you want to right here.

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Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!




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  • Nancy June 1, 2014, 11:57 am

    This is such a great idea. They really need something like this in Tucson,Az. We have a lot of homeless people here and when the weather gets hot the need shelter. I pray someone will start this here.

    • Nova April 4, 2015, 10:32 am

      Santa Fe needs this too. I think we should do it! In Santa Fe and Tucson!

  • Carlene June 1, 2014, 12:14 pm

    L-O-V-E this 🙂

  • Otessa Regina Compton June 1, 2014, 12:29 pm

    I THINK THIS IS TERRIFIC AND MAGNIFICENT!!! LISTEN TO ALL INVOLVED IN THE TINY HOME INDUSTRIES, YOU HAD BETTER BUILD AND DESIGN COMMUNITIES; SUCH AS, THESE OF EVERY KNOW VARIETY AND I MEAN JUST THAT. WE NEED HOMELESS HOMES FOR MARRIED PEOPLE/MARRIED PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN (ALL AGES AND ALL SIZE FAMILES)/HANDICAPPED-DISABLED/ AND THE ELDERLY. THIS PROBLEM IS GETTING FAR WORSE THAN EVER IMAGINED AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT SHALL NOT GET SOLVED AT ANY TIME SOON. IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA WHERE I LIVE, WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 75,000 HOMELESS VETERANS OF JUST THEM ALONE, AND THE CLERGY OF EVERY DENOMINATION AND FAITH CAN NOT KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND OF ASSITANCE IN OFFERING CHARITY. OUR AGENCIES HERE ARE MORE THAN OVERWHELMED. THERE IS NO LACK OF WORK IN THIS AREA, AND BEST WISHES GETTING TO WORK, WE SURE ARE GOING TO NEED ‘EM!!!

  • Julie June 1, 2014, 12:56 pm

    Awesome idea! We need more opportunities like this to help solve the homeless problem in the US!

  • Jean June 1, 2014, 3:09 pm

    With a growing population of homeless in Hawaii, this would be so awesome to help these people in need. We have endless warm weather so the little tent shelters would work so well. We need someone to take it to the next level.
    Love it!

  • di June 1, 2014, 4:40 pm

    I was hoping to see some interior photos. I’m always interested in what people own and how they function in a small space.

  • Brian June 1, 2014, 6:52 pm

    This is a terrific idea and we need something similar in Australia where we have a growing crisis of homeless people. Groups of tiny houses would take the stress off public housing. They give homeless people a safe environment to live in and a secure home that allows them to follow up job leads.

  • Tiny House Village August 1, 2014, 11:50 pm

    Find out more about these kind of communities at: http://www.thevillagecollaborative.net/

  • Ambur M Bond June 26, 2015, 5:52 am

    I Heard There Was Gonna Be Something Like This In Chico, California THIS LOOKS LIKE A REALLY AWESOME IDEA AND I THINK IT WOULD SERIOUSLY HELP OUT ALOT
    I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT DOIN SOMETHING ALONG THESES LINES FOR YEARS
    I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HELP IF EVER THERE IS A PROJECT TO HAPPEN

    BEST OF LUCK AND GOD BLESS

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