Our social program is planned to help those members of society that are in a vulnerable position, transition back into society through Tiny Towns. Working with the provincial governments we create affordable housing that is then rented to candidates that have demonstrated a strong desire to change their lives. The following are key components of the program:
Participants can own their own Tiny Home is just 10 years through community service hours.
The rent charged on each home is modest and within the Affordable Rent guidelines in all locations.
Each participant must volunteer 10 hours per month as their standard citizen residency requirement.
Program participants will need to volunteer an addition 22 hours per month on the Program and this will be banked towards owning their home.
After 3,840 volunteer Program hours, the participant will own their tiny home, free and clear. (10 years at 32 hrs. per month)
The TTA will place a new home into the Program at half the cost to the municipality for another participant’s use.
All homes in the program are managed and maintained by the Association.
The Association will work with the province and municipality to provide counseling to participants in the program.
Last fall I presented to the Canadian Institute of Planners at their World Town Planning Day Conference about tiny homes as 21st-century affordable housing. The presentation was aimed at city planners and focused on why they should plan for tiny...