Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tiny-house village to open on church property in Seattle

Tiny-house village in late stage of construction.

From King 5 News in Seattle, we learn about a village of 15 tiny houses that will open in Seattle on January 4 to provide shelter from cold for homeless people. The village seems cramped, but the homes seem substantial enough. Residents -- which can be one or two people per house -- will pay $90/month per housing unit to cover utilities.

This is something Safe Ground in Sacramento has never been able to accomplish. Perhaps mimicking the Seattle model  -- a small community of substantive tiny houses with very responsible residents -- is something that can be done here, in California.

Below, is an altered photograph that shows what the village will look like, placed in a residential community amongst very large houses (some of which may be apartment buildings).


Blogger Unknown said...

Be responsible for yourself. Get a job do not expect the working public to support you. All I see us all the troubie and mess you people make and yiu want us to help you yea right.

January 4, 2016 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Thomas Armstrong said...

Unknown, homeless people are not an amorphous mob. They vary greatly. Certainly, there are many homeless people who make messes, cause trouble and avoid work. There are many others who have "fallen" in their lives and are eager to rise -- to work and to improve their circumstance.

It has come to be known in recent years that helping homeless people pays off, saves states and cities money.

Be not too hard, Unknown.

Be not too hard for life is short
And nothing is given to man
Be not too hard when he is sold or bought
For he must manage as best he can

Be not too hard when he blindly dies
Fighting for things he does not own
Be not too hard when he tells lies
Or if his heart is sometimes like a stone

Be not too hard for soon he'll die
Often no wiser than he began
Be not too hard for life is short
And nothing is given to man.

January 4, 2016 at 8:31 PM  

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