I have always loved this idea, after working for the past 12+ years with homeless and/or low income families and individuals this would be more than most could ever ask for!!!
I like this idea. I also support making it for a broader demographic. There are a lot of homeless vets, but we also have homeless who are not vets and I think it’s better for everyone to live in a community with a diverse population.
We absolutely need "tiny home" zoning. And not just like we do with "trailer parks". Real community. I have been hoping to see this open up the possibilities for many here in Marquette.
I love this. When I was homeless, I was homeless with 2 Vietnam Vets. One became my best friend, he kept me safe. When I was turned away at the shelter for failing the breathalyzer (my own fault) he LEFT the shelter in below zero weather to show me where I could sleep. He even took off an extra sweatshirt to put down on the cold concrete floor so I wouldn't freeze as much, even though I told him he needed it. He huddled up with me to keep warm and never tried to overstep boundaries unlike other males that were around on the streets. Such a kind man. ❤
We need this.
My mother needs housing like this. Can it be done?
I have wanted to see something like this for a long time. Happy to help as I can so keep us all posted on what's needed from advocacy to hard labor!
Could be for homeless?! Great idea !
Love this idea
Each house could come with a free stress ball lol. This is a pretty cool idea. They could probably get the national guard engineers to help set it up for their 2 week training event also. Maybe
Thomas Gauthier, this is almost exactly what we discussed on the way home from the Ore Dock last night. Great minds!
The one in Detroit is run really well.
This would be awesome, Andrew!
Sarah Timm Schultz isn't this a neat idea?
Per the international building code - which i suspect Mqt uses wholesale - habitable dwellings can be very modest in size - under 200 square feet. A stick built, IBC compliant permanent house can be that small. Certainly bringing back zoning that encourages Levittown type housing could be done - smaller lots, smaller minimum house size requirement. duplexes on all sfr zoned properties. Increasing numbers of communities are permiting the use of 'park model RVs" for permanent housing, (in photo) in a RV type park setting. With the right zoniing code changes - and maybe some targeted brownfield incentives or general incentives - there's a lot of opportunity for the city to facilitate the provision of lower cost housing.