Tuesday, July 4, 2017

An encouraging crumb from Detroit

As reported recently in the Detroit News, Cass Community Social Services had acquired $1.5 million from donations and grants to create a neighborhood of up to 25 unique tiny homes. Costing about $45,000 to build, each home is different from all the others. Six homes have been finished so far, and more than 120 people have applied to live in them.

                                                                                                                                  Detroit News
The first six tenants have been selected from a pool of formerly homeless individuals, low-income seniors and students. (They are not intended for families.) The homes range in size from 200 to 360 square feet. Each has a full kitchen, bathroom and hook-up for washer and dryer. Each house will be rent-to-own, based on square footage. New tenants will receive furniture for their home. Touring the homes recently, Marti Simms of suburban Plymouth likes this new form of low-income housing. "I think it gives you dignity," she said.

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