Tiny House Handup Just Received A Donation Of 7.9 Acres
Written by Janet Thome
The Calhoun non-profit Tiny House Hand Up now has more than half a million dollars in assets thanks to the donation of 7.9 acres of land by Ginger King. They are currently working with local government officials, USDA Rural Development, Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs and other agencies and organizations on the plan for best developing the donated property.
Solution For Affordable Housing in Calhoun
The Director of Tiny House Hand Up, Cindy Tucker said the land will be used specifically to build a tiny home community that will offer affordable housing for area residents. It will not be subsidized or need-based housing and potential homeowners will need to qualify for financing just like a traditional home purchase. The organization will offer classes for homeowners and potential homeowners related to finance, home upkeep and repair. Also, local contractors have offered to provide their services at reduced prices to homeowners in the Tiny House Hand Up community.
Permanent Tiny Homes On A Foundation
The land donated by Ginger King could provide space for as many as 40 tiny homes. A tiny house built by the group will be between 350 and 800 square feet, but it will only cost about $100 per square foot to build.
The land donated by King recently could eventually provide space for as many as 40 tiny homes. In addition, the organization will offer classes for homeowners and potential homeowners related to finance, home upkeep and repair. Also, local contractors have offered to provide their services at reduced prices to homeowners in the Tiny House Hand Up community.
The community will be a planned, beautiful community and the homes will be built according to one of several floor plans.
Tiny Hand Up will be working in collaboration with Georgia Dream, the State’s housing agency, their goal is to provide every Georgia citizen the opportunity to have access to safe and affordable housing, no matter their community or income. A community’s housing options are key building blocks in the community fabric, and they work with local governments, housing authorities, for-profit and non-profit developers, community groups, and landlords statewide to meet the housing and community needs of all Georgians.
About Tiny House Hand Up
A 501(c)3 Non Profit Corporation Providing Affordable Housing Solutions for the Citizens of Calhoun/Gordon County, GA. The organization was founded three years ago, and since then they have been working to raise money and partnering with builders and suppliers and local governments to see their plan through.
There is a severe shortage of affordable housing. The area is great for bringing in more industries and providing jobs, but the pay is on the lower end of the scale.
How We Can Help: Support The Tiny Hand Up Store
Not only did the non-profit receive the gift of land, a store was donated to them as well. They welcome donations and shoppers at their store located at 150 Warrior Path, Suite 3 in Calhoun. All funds go toward providing affordable housing in the community. They also accept donations of building materials or household items.
Turkey Jam Event : Nov. 29th, 2019
We can also support their Turkey Jam event on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Elks Club that will include dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased at the store, Fitness First or Grandstandz.
Split The Pot
They are now selling tickets for a 50/50 drawing to be held the night of Turkey Jam! 1 ticket $5.00, 3 tickets $10.00, 8 tickets $20.00, or 10 tickets just $25.00 Come by our store Located 150 Warrior Path behind Grandstanz & next door to Fitness First or Contact Tiny House Hand Up Store at 706-403-6374 to have a representative come by with your tickets.
I cannot wait to share this community as they progress! This is a beautiful example of how a community has come together to provide for each other, truly a hand up.