Across North America tiny homes are continuing to grow in popularity and becoming a modern living solution for the next generation of home owners. Many people are foregoing the traditional home instead opting to downsize towards a simpler and more sustainable lifestyle.
For one community in Detroit tiny living is showing another unique benefit; helping low income workers take their first step towards the American Dream of home ownership. The project was started by Cass Community Social Services, and while not the first project focused on providing homes to those in need, it is the first to adopt a ‘Rent-to-Own’ model which will see residents holding property deeds at the end of their payments.
Rev. Faith Fowler, who serves as the executive director at Cass Community Social Services, said they wanted to create a new type of program that would help low-income individuals establish wealth. “That is why the rent-to-own model is …