Tiny Houses May Solve Homelessness


Second Wind Cottages is a tiny-house village for the chronically homeless in the town of Newfield, NY, outside of Ithaca.

The 16-by-20-foot houses in the village were built by more than 125 volunteers for a group of formerly homeless men. The project is part of a national movement of tiny-house villages, an alternative approach to housing the homeless. The village will include a common house, garden beds, a chicken coop, and 18 single-unit cottages.


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Federal Programs Related to - Housing, General/Other

Programs that seek to meet the basic shelter needs of the community by providing temporary shelter for people who are in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and a variety of housing alternatives.

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.




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