Total loan: $5,000
Santa Rosa, CA, United States / Construction
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A loan helped build one work/live landing pad in Sonoma County for this successful Tiny House micro-enterprise.
I started Tiny Houses for Sonoma County because my son and I experienced homelessness a few years back and I was saddened to see that not enough was being done to re-house displaced people in Sonoma County. Sonoma County had a housing shortage and an affordability crisis even before wildfires destroyed over 10% of the housing stock in 2017. Every hand needed to be turned to help my son and I with housing, and thanks to many friends and well-wishers I proved to be capable of building tiny houses as a solution. The recovery efforts have been slow because there is no magic bullet for this problem; but building smaller more affordable housing is already helping other local displaced residents such as myself return to better health, community, and even gainful employment.