Tiny Home Village For Homeless Offers Transitional Housing Option While They Get Their Lives Back On Track

Sep 22nd, 2022

Tiny Home Village For Homeless Offers Transitional Housing Option While They Get Their Lives Back On Track

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a good-paying job and a nice and warm place to stay. Some are homeless and live wherever life takes them. Still, nothing is better than going home after a long day at work, prepare your own dinner, take a warm bath, and finally relax before you head to bed.

This is the life that most of us wish for ourselves. however, this isn’t the case for homeless people.

Homelessness is a common problem, and it is a sad reality that there is a steadily growing number of homeless people not only in America but also all over the world.

According to a study made in 2017, it states that “There are an estimated 553,742 people in the United States experiencing homelessness on a given night, according to the most recent national point-in-time estimate (January 2017). This represents a rate of approximately 17 people experiencing homelessness per every 10,000 people in the general population.”

The government sure has multiple programs to help the homeless but these efforts are not enough to take every homeless person from the streets and into a comfortable home they can call their own. Although many have been assisted, others are still hoping that someday soon, they will have a roof above their head.

Thankfully, there are several private organizations that help people living on the streets. One of them is Debbie O’Malley. She has long dreamt to make her vision a reality. And her solution is to build tiny homes!

Debbie is the Bernalillo County Commissioner. She has been working since 2016 to build a tiny community for homeless people.

These days, tiny homes have become very popular. Most of them are made with sustainable materials. They are small so it will allow the homeowner to reduce energy usage. Tiny homes are also very affordable. So when building one, you don’t have to prepare a huge sum of money. A lot of people choose a tiny home because, for an affordable price, they can start living a mortgage-free life.

Debbie had always had this idea and now, she’s finally seeing the results. Through her efforts, the tiny home community for homeless people is now open. They are now accepting residents. The tiny community was built on an unused lot. The homes, although small, are complete with comfort facilities that every resident can use.

The tiny homes will only cost the resident $30 a month as rent. Hopefully, the project would be complete this June.

According to Debbie, the tiny community became a success because of the help of her community’s hard work. You see back in 2016, the voters had to approve the $2 million bond and choose between helping the homeless or denying the money spent on the cause.

Thankfully, the company chose to help the homeless.

Debbie said, “I hope that people see the story and they see what’s happening and they’re like, ‘You know what, we could support something like this in our community.’”

The world surely needs more people like Debbie, who would go out of her way and do everything that she can to help people in need. But you have to remember that helping isn’t always about giving money. Helping is about giving someone another chance at life.