INCREASING CAPACITY WITH UNIQUE TINY HOMES
- Provide individualized transitional housing for young adults and families with children as their first step in longer term stability through unique Tiny Home Villages
ACCESS Housing is excited about this opportunity to serve more young people under the age of 24 years old through our commitment to Housing First. Our unique Tiny Home Village will provide non-congregated shelter and case management services in a neighborly setting in order to make an impact on breaking the cycle of generational homelessness.
Why is our village different from other examples currently within the Metro Denver area?
- EACH Tiny Home built by local high school students has its own complete kitchen and bathroom within the unit.
- Due to the unique build of EACH Tiny Home, our upfront developmental plans have to address individualized water access, sewer requirements and electrical hook-ups for occupancy.
- Based on our ROI (Return on Investment) and as part of our community commitment, ACCESS Housing needs to purchase the land for our own program stability and investment in these Tiny Home Villages.
- As a good neighbor, ACCESS Housing wants to be able to make ongoing improvements over time to our land asset such as trees, garden landscaping, playgrounds, outdoor seating areas and neighborhood-friendly fencing investments.
PROJECT PHASES of A VILLAGE: Make the Village a reality and get our first Tiny Home occupied ASAP.
The actual building of each Tiny House is its own project, separate from the village(s). Through an MOU with the Adams 12 Five Star Foundation and the Adams 12 School District’s CTE program (Career & Technical Education), ACCESS Housing receives a completed Tiny House each June for the next four years. The cost of each tiny house builds are outside of this Tiny Home Village Project. As of July 2023, the high school students have completed 2 Tiny Houses. Starting with the new school year, the trailer for Tiny House #3 will be ready for the students’ next build!
Phase 1: ACQUIRE LAND
Facilitate the land acquisition(s)
- Fundraise for ongoing Village development costs
(This includes showcasing the Tiny House #2 at a local festival!)
- Complete real estate transaction starting with the lot next to ACCESS Housing’s current location
- Click on this page’s “Donate Today” button to learn about the Colorado Homelessness Contribution Tax Credit details!
Phase 2: PLAN & PERMIT
Identify & fulfill all planning and local permitting requirements
- Define all site plans, entitlement requirements, budget-impacts starting with designated site in Commerce City.
- Complete all permit, zoning, and/or licensing requirements across all local municipality stakeholders
With the help of our Tiny Home Village Task Force, ACCESS Housing is making progress on our planning discussions with the City of Commerce City.
Our agency has submitted the first zoning-related application and is waiting for feedback on the first level of review.
Phase 3: EXECUTION
Implement Development of land to receive Tiny Home(s)
- Execute all on-property installments and preparations for hook-ups and occupancy certification for current and each future Tiny Home