Although recent statistics show that the homeless population is decreasing, there should still be a cause for concern that this will change. There has been a decrease in affordable housing units and a r furthering unaffordability for the many with low income.
Why tiny houses?
- Tiny houses are environmentally friendly, a smaller footprint,
- More energy efficient
- They are easier to maintain
Will it be like living in a box?
- No. Our units will be attractive, functional housing that we think people will be proud to call home.
Isn’t it important to increase homeownership in our neighborhoods?
- Absolutely. But the fact is, not everybody is in a position to buy a home right now. We’re focused on supportive housing because that’s where our expertise is, and because we know that having a secure home and a stable rental history will help more people move into home ownership.
Has this been done before?
- Yes. Cities across the country are are building tiny houses for homeless folks both for rental and homeownership. We know and love that New Orleans is a unique place, so rather than take a “one size fits all” approach, we’re working with local folks to make sure that our solution embraces the traditions and meets the affordable housing needs of the community.