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  • The Tiny Homes Village is a demonstration project that is aimed at developing a new affordable housing option for people with mental illness and other health conditions living on a fixed income.
  • The Tiny Homes Village will provide proof of concept that Tiny Home can be used to build well-designed, affordable, permanent homes for $50,000.
  • The Tiny Homes Village is being developed through a public/private partnership that is led by Cross Disability Services, Inc., (XDS, Inc.), a local nonprofit and the UNC School of Social Work.
  • The village will include 15 tiny homes. Each tiny home will be about 400 square ft and each will be built on a permanent foundation. Veterans with chronic health conditions will be given priority for 5 of the village’s 15 homes.
  • The Tiny Homes Village will also include community amenities that foster activities and interactions among residents, such as a clubhouse, walking trails and an outdoor pavilion.
  • The Tiny Homes Village will be located on the grounds of The Farm at Penny Lane, an alternative therapeutic farm. This location provides residents with access to healthy food, meaningful daily activities, transportation and physical health and behavioral health services.
  • The Tiny Homes Village has four phases of development including:
    1. the conceptual development phase,
    2. the permitting phase,
    3. the horizontal construction phase, (infrastructure), and
    4. the vertical construction phase.