Category: Housing

Architecture students unveil MODESTEhouse, a study in sustainable living

At a reception behind Fletcher Hall Thursday evening, July 27, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Architecture and Design faculty and students finally unveiled their 15th Building Institute Project: a microscopic house. The MODESTEhouse project started with 15 students midway through the spring semester. The students designed and built the 216-square-foot house in only […]

This incredibly cheap house was 3D printed in just 24 hours   

An on-site house 3D printed in Russia offers a glimpse into what the future of construction might look like. Apis Cotr, 3D printing specialists based in Russia and San Francisco, say the walls of the building were printed and painted in just 24 hours. 3D printing a home usually involves creating the parts off-site and […]

Texas Is Using Tiny Houses To Solve A Big Problem

Could this be the solution to homelessness? When Mark Denning saw the frame of his new home for the first time earlier this month, the chronically homeless Amarillo man started to sob. “I’m getting my life back,” Denning told the Amarillo Globe-News. But there was something different about his home-to-be: it’s tiny. Denning’s new home is part of […]

Student-designed, built ‘tiny’ homes to house homeless

Two “tiny” homes designed and built by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture will soon house a disabled, homeless person and a homeless veteran. The new tiny homes will be displayed at Rudder Plaza Nov. 14 and 15 prior to being shipped to the Community First! Village in Austin and the Veterans Community […]

Blighted Santa Ana motel to be 71 apartments for homeless – The Orange County Register

Community Development Partners is converting a motel on East First Street in Santa Ana into The Orchard, to house chronically homeless individuals and families. (Photo by Ken Steinhardt, Orange County Register/SCNG) SANTA ANA – A motel converted into the first large-scale permanent supportive housing project in Santa Ana stands as a model for finding a […]

Researchers Say Tiny House Villages Are the Next Big Housing Trend

A tribe of teeny houses may be headed to your neighborhood. Tiny house villages could soon be big—really big. According to researchers at Kansas State University, tiny house villages are environmentally friendly, they promote a sense of community, they encourage healthy lifestyles and habits, and they’re a safe and affordable housing option for the masses. […]

Residential Housing Program | Bob Skinner Texas Living

Texas Livings’ New Shared Living Residences In Dallas And Collin Counties TEXAS LIVING has been a private case management program here in Dallas and Collin counties since 1989. We have decided to venture into the residential market this year. The reasons we are doing this is because of the lack of housing for the mentally […]

Aligning Hearts, Heads, and Budgets to End Chronic Homelessness in 2017

As the FY 2016 budget process moves forward, there could be good news for our efforts to end homelessness, and in particular, ending chronic homelessness. This is because there is still the opportunity for Congress to fulfill the request made by President Obama in this Fiscal Year budget to provide $2.48 billion for HUD’s Homeless Assistance […]

Cottages For Homeless People In Dallas Will Save Taxpayers About $1.3 Million

COTTAGES AT HICKORY CROSSING Dallas seems to have taken a cue from its neighbors in Houston on how to effectively tackle, and put an end to, chronic homelessness. Starting November, 50 chronically homeless individuals in Dallas will each move into their own cottages in a complex that comes with green recreational space, solar energy and rainwater […]