Denton Basic Services Center has asked our city council to rent us land to build a resident run tiny house village for Denton’s unhoused community. Four years in the making we are very very close. Council needs to see we have broad community support.
Why these type villages work. It will be based on villages like Unity Village and Swifthaven village in Bellingham Washington supervised by HomesNow, whose director is on our board. Resident built and run villages give those coming off the street the community, purpose and safety required to heal from survival mode. It gives them the investment, pride, skills and responsibility all adults desire from a home. Overseen by DBSC they will create rules, responsibilities and solve problems that may arise, building communication and organizational skills and fostering cooperation.
It will be on land behind a low income area on a dead end street, starting with 35 homes, eventually expanding to 150+. There will be a community kitchen and bathrooms. Our unhoused neighbors are very excited by this project.
You can find out more about DBSC and the village on our FB page It’s Time to Do It. And if you’d like to help build it you can contribute to us at PayPal Denton Basic Services Center
Please sign to let council know you support our project.