A series of tiny house villages for people without houses have been in the news recently. Here’s a roundup:
- Alternet has an article on Dignity Village in Portland, which is governed by a democratically elected council of nine residents and town-hall style meetings for big decisions.
- The GoodNewsNetwork has a piece on a tiny house village in Seattle that has been built on Lutheran Church property to house people.
- The Savannah Morning News has an update on the efforts of the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless to build a tiny house village aimed at homeless vets.
For some perspectives on tiny house villages for people without houses, we recommend:
- Massachusetts Public Housing Policy Director Cate Mingoya’s Master’s Thesis on tiny house villages for people without houses, which compares five different efforts to use tiny houses for housing the unhoused.
- Recent critiques of tiny houses as the solution to homelessness in Jacobin and Fusion.
- Andrew Heben’s Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages, which “explores the intersection of the ‘tiny house movement’ and tent cities organized by the homeless to present an accessible and sustainable housing paradigm that can improve the quality of life for everyone.”
- YES! Magazine’s feature on tiny house villages.