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Denver Students Construct Tiny Homes for Homeless

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Denver Students Construct Tiny Homes for Homeless

How students at the Cherry Creek career and technical education campus are using their construction skills to give back to their community

December 23, 2021
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Students at Denver’s Cherry Creek career and technical education campus are launching a second initiative to build tiny homes in an effort to help people out of unsheltered homelessness in the surrounding area, according to the Highlands Ranch Herald. In 2017, Denver opened its first legal community of tiny homes to help a small number of people exit homelessness with the help of The Colorado Village Collaborative, an organization partnering with the Cherry Creek School District. 

The next addition of five tiny homes will be completed in April, and all units will come with plumbing and electricity capabilities to house those in need of appropriate shelter in the greater Denver area.

The first Cherry Creek students’ project to build tiny homes occurred during the 2019-20 school year: The students at Innovation Campus built six units for the women’s village. Now, students are building five units.

The units will be finished at the end of the students’ spring semester and will be delivered to the Beloved Community Village’s new location in late April or early May, said Jennifer Forker, a spokesperson for the Colorado Village Collaborative.

The Beloved village will soon sit at 4201 N. Monroe St. when the village relocates from its current location at 4400 N. Pearl St. by April 30, according to the organization.

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