Tiny homes emerging as solution for the homeless

Building codes, zoning ordinances, and opposition from some Chicago residents are among the obstacles.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | May 12, 2016
Tiny homes emerging as solution for the homeless
Tiny homes emerging as solution for the homeless

Tiny homes, as small as 50 to 300 square feet, are growing in popularity as a solution for the homeless.

In Chicago, advocates want to build tiny houses to serve a specific marginalized group: homeless youth. Building codes and zoning ordinances, along with "not in my backyard" opposition from residents, however, could dampen enthusiasm for the trend.

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