DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit social service organization is building 25 tiny houses for formerly homeless people, senior citizens, college students and other low-income residents.
WXYZ-TV reports construction is taking place on the Cass Community Social Services project that includes homes with 250 to 400 square feet of space. Each home is on its own lot and most will have a front porch or rear deck to increase the living space.
Residents at first will rent homes and later may buy them.
The organization’s executive director the Rev. Faith Fowler discussed the project with The Detroit News earlier this year, saying it would be “just like a regular community — only smaller.” Fowler says there’s a shortage of affordable housing and it could help low-income residents own a home.