Michigan Tiny Home News

Michigan Tiny Home News

Polish League of American Veterans looking to alternate sites for tiny village in Lorain County August 29th, 2019

The Polish League of American Veterans still is looking for a location for its tiny village after being declined to host the project.

National Commander Robert Swan said the League, or PLAV, had been in talks with AMVETS leadership about placing the planned village on AMVETS property on Middle Avenue near the Elyria-Carlisle Township board and jumped the gun in making that information public which upset AMVETS members.

Article Source Morning Journal

Six new ‘tiny homes’ financed, another six nearly complete  August 29th, 2019

Detroit’s cluster of tiny houses is expanding.

For the last few years, nonprofit Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) has been developing the 250- to 400-square-foot homes for people who make between $7,000 and $15,000 a year between the Lodge and Woodrow Wilson Street. So far, it’s completed 13 with the goal of 25 in the first phase of development.

Article Source Curbed Detroit

In Detroit, Tiny Homes Are More Than a Lifestyle Trend July 11th, 2019

Since 2016, Cass Community Social Services, an anti-poverty nonprofit whose roots are in the local Methodist church, has built 13 homes in the heart of a city that has suffered a crippling loss of housing stock and a chronic level of homelessness. The houses look like a scaled down version of a middle-class suburban dream—Cape Cods, Victorians and angle-roofed moderns, none larger than 400 square feet, each on its own 30-by-100-foot lot.

Article Source Politico Magazine

Neighborhood of tiny homes grows on Detroit’s east side June 14th, 2019

Residents might have spotted a growing group of tiny homes along the Lodge Freeway near the Davison on the city’s east side.

The homes are impressive, and so is their story.

Article Source Click On Detroit

Ben Brown’s Eastside tiny house experiment paves the way for future Kalamazoo small homes April 25th, 2019

When the plans finally came together in 2017, with the help of Habitat for Humanity, Brown’s house became the first legal tiny house built in Kalamazoo County. That is, if you don’t count other older structures, like those around Henderson Castle, that originally started as small homes but then added on, according to Brown.

Article Source Second Wave Media

Where Home ownership Starts at $1 per Square Foot  April 9th, 2019

Cass Tiny Home Development, a program under the nonprofit, shares some elements with a “Housing First” model, a term applied to programs that provide stable housing before addressing issues like mental illness or drug addiction, which often accompany homelessness.

Article Source Yes Magazine

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