Chicago Tiny House’s mission is to create tiny house communities throughout Chicago that will provide homeless Chicagoans with safe and cost-effective housing and integrated supportive services. We have been helping the homeless of Chicago collectively for over 30 years, specifically working with the Uptown Tent City over the last two years. Tent City housed an estimated population of 70 people who all lived under the bridges of Wilson and Lawrence Avenues at Lake Shore Drive. Recently the city had to close these bridges for repair, displacing all the homeless who resided there. Our cause does not stop with the elimination of this community. We are completely volunteer-powered. By bringing together concerned citizens, advocates, lawmakers, and donors, we can bring shelter, food, and supportive services to our most vulnerable neighbors, greatly reducing homelessness, while helping them move forward with dignity. Chicago Tiny House has partnered with, and is in touch with, both sides of the housing problem. We are knowledgeable about, and actually live alongside, our target demographic. We have created a growing database of followers, developers, donors, contractors, government agencies, and laborers. We bring a unique perspective and experience to this process, we are committed Chicagoans with small-business acumen as well as having a boots-on-the-ground relationship with our local homeless population. Our hope is to propose, implement, and operate Chicago’s first Tiny House Community. We can’t do it alone. We need people like you to back our proposal by donating time, skills, funds, and connections. If you believe in what we’re doing, please join us.
We are currently accepting financial as well as in-kind donations for our project.