Tiny Homes on parade

Birmingham, Royal Oak, Nardin Park and DTE were all at work at the Tiny Homes on May 20, finishing up jobs before the Progressive Tours start next Thursday. Thank you one and all. ~Facebook/Cass Community Social Services

Detroit Tiny Homes Progressive Tour was hosted by Cass Community Social Services May 25-27.
Cass Community Social Services hosted a Progressive Tour of Tiny Homes last week. What started as vacant land is now blossoming into a vision of diverse community for low-income residents. Six of the 25 projected units were ready to view before the first tenants move in this summer.

Detroit News’ Maureen Feighan reports: “The $1.5 million project, spearheaded by Cass and funded by donations and grants, is unique because it’s not just about tiny homes. The Rev. Faith Fowler, Cass’ executive director, believes tiny homes also could be a new model for low-income housing and a solution for blighted neighborhoods. She says the last time anything was built in the neighborhood where these tiny homes now stand was in 1974 — and it was a garage. Fowler said the reason all six houses are architecturally different — no two are alike — is because they want future owners to take pride in their homes. Each house will be rent-to-own based on square footage at $1 per square foot. So often in the past, low-income housing resembled a bland rectangle or box, Fowler said.”

Click here for full Detroit News coverage.

And check out Cass Community Social Services Facebook page for more information about the vision and how congregations in the Michigan Area have been supporting the vision with dollars, hammers and nails.

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