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This is the story of how tiny house villages are being built for Seattle’s homeless by the Low Income Housing Institute and its volunteers and donors.

When they built the first tiny house, the first homeless person who got it cried (of joy) because it was the first time they’d been able to shut a door in years. Not only that but also the first time to be able to have a place to leave their belongings. And the freedom and lightness of not having to carry everything everywhere.

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Tiny House Villages Being Built To Help Seattle’s Homeless

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Images via Derek Armstrong Mcneill/Vimeo

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OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) – Lake Merritt is often called the gem of Oakland. It’s home to the nation’s first and oldest bird sanctuary. It’s also home to at least 65 homeless people.

As a solution, the city is opening 20 community cabins, or ‘tuff sheds’, that will house 40 people at the Henry Kaiser Convention Parking lot. This is the third such community to be built in Oakland.

“I’ve moved around two times around here before I got to this spot and I just don’t really have another place to go,” said Andrew Flory.

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Photo by James Frid from Pexels

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This is a tiny house community to benefit homeless veterans in Kansas City called the Veterans Community Project.

So far they have built 13 tiny homes but are in the process of building many more!

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Tiny House Community to Benefit Homeless Veterans in Kansas City

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Image © Veterans Community Project

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This is a story in the LA Times on how temporary trailers are being planned for homeless people in a downtown city lot.

The city plans to build temporary shelter for the homeless on a city-owned lot at the corner of Arcadia and Alameda streets in downtown Los Angeles.1

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SAN JOSE — A plan to build “tiny homes” for San Jose’s homeless residents passed its first major test Tuesday, and now the city must answer the most difficult question — where to put these micro sleeping cabins.1

After a heated debate, the City Council voted 9-2 to approve a yearlong pilot program to build one tiny home village comprised of 40 units. Elected leaders by next month will come up with three potential sites for the tiny homes and eventually want to place a tiny home village in each of the city’s 10 City Council districts.1

© Gensler/City of San Jose

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These are 92 sq. ft. Student-Built Housing Pods for the Homeless.

Eleven architecture students from USC School of Architecture, funded by MADWORKSHOP, built these tiny homes in Los Angeles, where 50,000 people sleep on the streets each night.

In a city with a vacancy rate of 2%, countless plots of land remain underutilized across Los Angeles. Homes for Hope activates this unused land to provide modular, transitional stabilization housing for immediately sheltering the city’s homeless. Installed or dismantled in two weeks or less, Homes for Hope easily reconfigures and adapts to a range of site conditions. The stackable 92 square foot units aggregate into 30-bed communities. The base modules combine to form communal spaces, bathroom facilities, outdoor terraces, and courtyards. Homes for Hope offers an affordable and empowering solution for rapidly rehousing our city’s most vulnerable – the first step on one’s journey home.

Related: Sawhorse Revolution Salvaged Material Tiny House for Homeless

Student-Built Housing Pods for the Homeless

Images via Laist

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This is Peter Stiehler, head of Catholic Worker Hospitality House, who, along with his wife, is working on finishing a tiny house for the homeless and fighting for their legality in his city.

He currently runs a homeless shelter and a kitchen that serves breakfast “to about 70 people a day.” This month he has a meeting with the San Bruno community development officials in order to make a push for the city to allow more of these tiny homes in San Bruno, California. Read the full story at Mercury News.

Good luck to Peter — and great work!

Related: Sawhorse Revolution Salvaged Material Tiny House for Homeless

Head of Hospitality House Pushes for Tiny Homes in San Bruno

Image via Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group

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This is A Tiny Home For Good, an organization providing affordable housing in Syracuse.

Each 300 sq. ft. home is rented out to a person who has faced homelessness.

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A Tiny Home For Good: Providing Housing in Syracuse

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This is Sawhorse Revolution’s Salvaged Material Tiny House built for a homeless family in Seattle.

Sawhorse Revolution seeks to empower students to use carpentry, design and education to help the homeless community, and if you want you can support their effort on Indiegogo.

This organization has already built several tiny houses to help the homeless, while helping young people learn how to design/build!

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Sawhorse Revolution Salvaged Material Tiny House for Homeless

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