Wisconsin Tiny Home News
Milwaukee Signs Off On Village Of Tiny Homes For Veterans Nov. 11th, 2019
The city of Milwaukee is one step closer to having a village of tiny homes for homeless veterans.
On Monday, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett signed off on the approved sale and project for construction to begin in the spring.
The effort is being led by Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Alder Chantia Lewis. The village will be modeled after a similar project in Racine.
The tiny homes initiative was approved Tuesday by the Milwaukee Common Council. Forty-eight homes and a community center will be built just west of North 60th Street and south of West Green Tree Road on the city’s northwest side.
48 Tiny Homes For Veterans Sept. 30th, 2019
A proposal to develop tiny homes for homeless veterans took a critical step forward Monday afternoon.
The City Plan Commission unanimously recommended approval of a zoning change to allow Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VoW) to build 48 tiny homes and a community center at a seven-acre site at 6767 N. 60th St. The development, which is based on another facility VoW operates in Racine, would provide support services in a sober-living environment for military veterans that are homeless or facing homelessness.
5 Ways to Make to City Magic Happen Sept. 10th, 2019
The second component is to build more “missing middle” housing. Richards highlighted a number of options from fourplexes and duplexes to tiny homes and accessory dwelling units (often known as “granny flats” or “carriage units”). Milwaukee has a large number of carriage units, an active proposal for tiny homes and is a nationwide leader in duplexes, but Richards said the advice also applies to the suburbs and is part of creating an inclusive region and providing more forms of affordable housing. “As our demographics change, I believe our housing should change,” said Richards.
Milwaukee planning tiny home village for veterans, following Racine’s example August 1st, 2019
Milwaukee’s village is planned for the north side of the city. The seven-acre space will have room for 48 tiny homes, more than three times as many as there are in Racine. The new homes would measure 240 square feet each.