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Want to make big moves in the fight against homelessness? Think small.
Community groups across the country are turning the popular micro-housing movement from trendy housing to permanent home for those who haven't had one in a long time.
In August, Portland, Oregon, announced plans to move forward with a plan by Techdwell co-founder Tim Cornell to build a village of tiny houses with a kitchen, bathroom and convertible couch/bed specifically for low-income residents. The homes would cost about $12,000 total to build and $250 to $350 to rent each month.
But it's not just in Portland, which is the hotbed of tiny housing activity: Organizations in Greensboro, North Carolina; Newfield, New York; Madison, Wisconsin; and Austin, Texas are working on similar projects that will put hundreds of small roofs over people's heads.