"To a growing number of people, tiny homes represent an alternative path to home ownership, eliminating the need for onerous mortgages. That is especially true for many marginalized people experiencing homelessness, for whom tiny homes can also mean a second chance at life -- through access to stable, affordable housing or even outright home ownership.
However, the tricky issue is finding land -- a problem that all potential tiny housers face, regardless of their situation -- but in the case of housing the homeless in tiny house developments, such well-meaning initiatives can meet strong opposition fueled by NIMBY-ism (not in my backyard).
But one such non-profit in Syracuse, New York is overcoming some of these significant hurdles, helping veterans facing homelessness by building them tiny permanent homes. A Tiny Home For Good (THG) was started by 27-year-old Andrew Lunetta, a recent Le Moyne College grad who was motivated to start THG by a desire to put an end to the cycle of homelessness.
During college, while most of his classmates were out partying on weekends, Lunetta would be volunteering at local soup kitchens and homeless shelters, where he gained insights into some of the underlying factors behind that vicious cycle. As Lunetta explained, low-income housing given to people facing homelessness is often inadequate and unsafe.
Tiny homes may have a lot of cute cachet as they slowly gain mainstream acceptance, becoming the focus of television shows and professional building companies. But as Lunetta tells us, building them for people threatened by homelessness wasn't easy."CLICK to learn more about his efforts and watch the heartwarming video: http://bit.ly/2f8ez5Y