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What if we Housed the Unhoused?
What if we Housed the Unhoused?

Thu, Mar 23


Brantford Public Library

What if we Housed the Unhoused?

Join us for a community conversation about tiny homes being built in Brantford and Brant County!

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Time & Location

Mar 23, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Brantford Public Library, 173 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3T 2G8, Canada

About the Event

What If We Built Tiny Homes to House the Unhoused?

You are invited to work with a small group of community members to get something done

WE HAVE THE POWER to house the unhoused, and we’re doing something about it. A community led group of active citizens has been working hard to get a tiny home or two built as a bite-sized start on a longer project.

We’ve found a landowner with a property. Zoning is set. Plans are being drawn. We aim to build two small homes on that property as soon as we can. In the process we are building capacity to support others in doing the same. We’re learning about zoning, social finance, wrap around supports, and how to build community in the process.

A Summit in June 2022 to Create a Community-Based Response to Homelessness in Brantford-Brant sparked an initiative to investigate tiny homes as a response. A second summit was hosted late last year to carry that initiative forward. Sixty people showed up and many have stayed with us while we’ve worked things along.

We’d like to invite you to one or both Community Conversations we are hosting on March 21 and 23, to share our progress with you, hear your reflections, and explore the ways we can all be involved in initiatives like this and to get things done. If you are a person who is unhoused or who has precarious housing, a community member, a carpenter, an advocate, a member of a non-profit, a landowner, a business person, a foundation, financier ... No matter your walk of life you have something to offer.

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