New Jersey considers grants for microhomes for low-income residents

Proposed three-year pilot would allot $5 million for homes 300 sf or less

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | December 18, 2014

The New Jersey Senate is considering a law to create grants to build microhouses for low-income residents. The proposed three-year “Tiny Home Pilot Program” would set aside $5 million for housing developments whose single-family or apartment homes measure no more than 300 sf of floor space. The bill’s sponsor said the one-room dwellings, which typically cost a few thousand dollars to construct, could provide housing for homeless citizens and provide relief to the state’s housing shortage.

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