Tiny homes coming to Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood as affordable housing solution

KALAMAZOO, MI — The first phase of the Tiny Houses of HOPE project will break ground in Kalamazoo on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The first phase will focus on Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood adding six tiny homes and a center for wrap-around services for the nonprofit Helping Other People Exceed (HOPE) thru Navigation.

The $500,000 project has been years in the making as HOPE Thru Navigation founder Gwendolyn Hooker was adamant about creating an affordable housing solution for the population her nonprofit serves.

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The tiny homes will be available for those who have been incarcerated, have at least one year of sobriety under their belt and are currently employed. Hooker said she already has 200 candidates in Kalamazoo who fit this description.

Through her work at HOPE thru Navigation, Hooker said she was continually seeing clients couch surfing because they were turned away from

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Solution to Finding A Home In Today’s Low Inventory Market – Press Release

Sep. 10, 2020 / PRZen / DENVER — The housing inventory as measured by months’ supply has dropped drastically the last several of years. Currently, the housing market is experiencing strong buyer demand, but there are very few homes available for sale. In the Lakewood area, the medium number of days currently a home is for sale is only 5 days and the current inventory of all homes available is less than one month. To put this in perspective, a “normal” market has 6 months of homes available for sale. This undersupply of homes on the market has caused home prices to rise dramatically the last several years. Peter Wassileff of HomeSmart Realty Group says that this has caused much frustration with buyers in finding a home that meets their specific needs. Even when a buyer finds a suitable property, they are faced with fierce competition with multiple offers that
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