Project Tiny Hope
Navigating Forward: Empowering Project Tiny Hope
Like communities nationwide, we’re facing a housing crisis marked by a scarcity of affordable rental units. Rising rates and limited housing options have left many individuals and families grappling with substandard living conditions, couch surfing, or seeking shelter. Our community is in dire need of accessible, affordable, and adequate supportive housing solutions.
Doug Tarry Homes would like to provide an update on Project Tiny Hope – a collaboration between Doug Tarry Homes, the YWCA, and Sanctuary Homes. Our mission endures: to bring quality, energy-efficient, and supportive affordable housing to St. Thomas. Our vision entails 40 Tiny Homes surrounded by green spaces and community gardens.
Though we’ve secured the property with a generous $200,000 donation from Sanctuary Homes, there have been funding gaps causing delays. However, our determination to surmount these challenges and make a positive impact is stronger than ever.
Progressing onward, our plans encompass several strategic actions, including advocacy with the provincial government, exploring co-investment applications and grants from CMHC, and propelling a community blitz build. With infrastructure in place, a blitz build could witness numerous homes constructed in a short span, rallying our builder peers, suppliers, and trades to unite for a transformative cause.
Doug Tarry, President of Doug Tarry Homes, expressed, “We look forward to engaging with our builder peers, suppliers, and trades as we work towards realizing our vision of Tiny Hope as a community-based project addressing these affordability challenges.”
Amid these challenges, we rally the community to contribute to the Capital Campaign Fund. Our goal remains raising funds to cover construction costs for this transformative project. Every contribution, regardless of size, qualifies for a charitable tax receipt. To get involved or learn more visit Project Tiny Hope online at Project Tiny Hope | YWCA St. Thomas – Elgin (ywcaste.ca)
As a united community, we’ll surmount hurdles and breathe life into this vision!