First Tiny Home Opens Up
The first Cass Community Tiny Home was open for members of the press and a large number of friends and funders on September 8, 2016. Three to five people at a time walked through the 300 sq. ft. house on Elmhurst.
The next six Tiny Homes are underway. This batch will be on Monterey Street between the Lodge Service Drive and Woodrow Wilson. We anticipate that the houses will be complete by the end of October.
To have Rev. Fowler come speak to a group about the project, please e-mail her firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313.883-2277, ext. 201. To arrange for a tour of the Tiny House e-mail email@example.com.
Applications for a Tiny Home will be available for low-income people again beginning October 1, 2016. Completed forms are due before November 1, 2016. Forms must be picked up and dropped off at the CCSS Scott Building (11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI 48206). No forms will be mailed, faxed or e-mailed.
Cass Community Social Services is in the process of building 25 different Tiny Homes (250-400sf) on the north end of its campus between the Lodge service drive and Woodrow Wilson. Each home will be on its own lot (roughly 30 x 100 feet) and every one will be on a foundation. Most will have a front porch or rear deck to increase the living space.
The residents will have a combination of experiences (formerly homeless people, senior citizens, college students and a few Cass staff members) but all will qualify as low-income. At first, the residents will rent the homes. Anyone who remains for seven years will be given the opportunity to own the home and property.
The houses are being built by both professional trades people (under the supervision of a general contractor) and volunteer teams who will manage the finishing jobs – tiling, dry walling, painting, gardening, building decks and erecting fences.
If you are interested in hearing more about the project or making a financial contribution, contact Rev. Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Speak to Sue Pethoud to volunteer at email@example.com. If you would like to donate building materials (bricks, paint, counter tops, etc.) reach out to Stacy Conwell-Leigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.