Yakima Tackles Homelessness with Tiny Houses
Big problem, tiny house. On Monday in Yakima, about 50 volunteers got together to turn an encampment for the homeless into a village of tiny houses! About 50 families including children, were living in the encampment due to failing to comply with lease agreements on the reservation.
The camp will also offer GED classes, substance abuse and other programs to help the residents get their lives on track. In order to live in the tiny houses, adults are required to provide 10 hours of cleanup around the RV park and attend tenant meetings weekly, plus refrain from alcohol and drug use.
Many residents have already started helping by building temporary shelters while construction is going on. The goal is to build 50 tiny houses lit and heated with electricity. Get more on the story in the video below.