In 2018 we partnered with Settled, an organization working to build tiny homes for people experiencing long-term homelessness. Tiny homes are part of a nationwide movement to address homelessness. They are cost-effective, safe, beautiful and eco-friendly. Plus, they are a great way to love our neighbors!
As a part of our 2018 holiday fundraiser, we raised $25,000 to build Settled’s first prototype of a tiny home. Then, in 2019, Woodland volunteers pitched in with others to help build the home so that churches and government officials could see the amazing potential this model has for cities. By the end of summer 2019, the prototype was making the rounds, inspiring and exciting people, and opening up new solutions to helping those experiencing long-term homelessness.
Since then, four more churches have jumped in, helping to develop processes for church discernment, create neighborhood engagement strategies, raise awareness and build more tiny home models. Soon there will be five tiny homes, which will be the foundation of the first Sacred Settlement.