TINY TOWNS FOR BIG IMPACT
COMMUNITY + HOUSING
Creating New Paths to Affordable Housing and Home Ownership
The Tiny Town Association (a registered NFP) hopes, through advocation, demonstration, standards development and design/build assistance, to expand the affordable housing options available across Canada. We also hope to see it happen within a plan that is environmentally responsible, replicable, and will remain affordable for future generations.
TINY TOWN ASSOCIATION
To positively impact people’s lives by offering beautiful, permanently affordable, and environmentally sustainable micro-housing, developed through a lens of wellness and community-centric living spaces.
Together we can help people thrive while helping to shape the future of housing in Canada.
Vibrant & Sustainable
Tiny Town Communities
TINY TOWN ASSOCIATION
Benefits of a Tiny Home Life
By building with community in mind we house people PLUS provide caring relationships. Healthy relationships are factors in preventing homelessness and mental health issues.
Instead of turning every available acre into townhomes or towers, creating pocket neighbourhoods is an effective use of space and creates community while offering more open space.
Studies have proven, that cumulative exposure to housing affordability stress (HAS) leads to poorer mental health and chronic diseases and disorders.
Steady housing is connected to good health.
Building for need
Our current housing stock does not represent the diversity of actual need. Most home ownership models serve people at 60% to 100% of the area’s average median income (AMI). TTA plans to create an opportunity for households at 30% to 50% of Ontario’s typical AMI.
Downsize with Dignity
Ageing in place is often impossible with the price of housing. Tiny living is the perfect solution to care for our ageing family members, offering accessible spaces and autonomous living.
Food Security Enabler
When households are able to afford their housing costs without stretching their budget too thin, they have more disposable income available to spend on other necessities such as food.
What We Can Help With
land ownership/partnership contract
funding - CMHC seed to start, private/corporate participation, CMHC co-investment funding
PM firm contracting
site design - architectural design
studies - all enviro, municipal, etc
contracts with construction service providers
For rentals - CMHC vetting via contracted rental management company
if sales included - tiny home site sales, construction, financing through bank/credit union or other
if the community centre is included, that would need to be integrated as well
sourcing/contracting local property management
company, rental management company
if off-grid, contracts with utility providers
ongoing site oversite, through management companies
A Tiny Canin Community (sleeping pods with shared facility) or a pocket community like what is seen with 12 Neighbours is a great solution.
More than a third of young people who experience homelessness in Canada are from Ontario.
20% of the Canadian homeless population are youth between 13 and 24.
40% of homeless youth in Canada will have first experienced homelessness before the age of 16.
There are numerous examples of villages around the globe.
9 major segments of our communities are at risk of homelessness or emigration out of the city.
Each one carries with it various degrees of financial, healthcare, and mental health burdens on society as a whole, well beyond what just the individual experiences.
We need a housing solution that is accessible, affordable, dignified and built around community. That means smaller footprints and designs that inspire community living. Apartments do not do this and open-space shelters do not do this.
This is not just solving a problem for the less fortunate, but a massive opportunity to give people back their lives and allow them to contribute more to their own health and their community.
We're excited to partner with local builders, developers, municipalities and the Province to create a pocket community or neighbourhood in your region. Be the FIRST!
These micro-layout neighbourhoods will be a game-changer for both urban and suburban areas looking to minimize a development footprint, maximize community spirit and see all those in need find deeply affordable housing.
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