Call to action

Call to action

Dear Tiny House community                                                                                                                                 Friday, September 28, 2018

This call to action is being submitted by Chicago Tiny House Inc. to all the fine residents of Chicago who are in favor of building community based tiny houses for our veterans and homeless residents of Chicago.

Our Organization has taken on the challenge of helping our city support our fellow residents by providing community based housing at low to no cost to our clients. We cannot continue our plan of aiding our fellow homeless, without proper zoning changes.

We feel our voices have gone unheard and have been put through wave after wave of political red tape. We have submitted two different proposals which outline a basic plan of building tiny house communities throughout Chicago and have hundreds of people backing our project as well as two prominent alderman backing our project.

Our organization, Chicago Tiny House Inc., turned in the first proposal to build to our city department of planning back in April of 2018, to which was asked to be reworked and resubmitted. We then reworked the proposal and included the suggested changes and resubmitted on 07/10/2018. The second turn in of our proposal was accepted and tabled at Rahm Emmanuel’s request citing the city needed more information on tiny houses.

Since then, we have no idea on what is going on nor do we know what direction our proposal is headed. We kindly ask that our proposal be approved so that we can continue helping our fellow residents to the best ability that we can. We have tried all legal endeavors and are now at the point where all we need is city approval and are not getting any communication from the city.

Therefore, we encourage all our supporters to stand in mass, along with Chicago Tiny House Inc. to support our project. We want to show this city that we are serious and need to implement tiny houses to help put a dent in homelessness.

 

We are asking all our supporters to show interest by rallying on the sidewalks of city hall alongside with Chicago Tiny House Inc.

 

 When: November 2, 2018

Where: City Hall Sidewalks

Time 10:00am

Meeting Address :

City Hall
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Meeting at Randolph and LaSalle street

 

 For more information Please contact: 

 

Brien Cron
President, Founder
Chicago Tiny House Inc
920 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640
[email protected]
(312)-383-7519

 

Pdf version of the Call to action 

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One in a lifetime Auction Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band

One in a lifetime Auction Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band

All Proceeds go towards our Veteran Tiny House Project

 

 

Exclusive 1 Day Auction Only October 2, 2018 – 7:00 PM 

920 West Wilson Ave

Chicago Illinois 60640

Bidding will start at $2000.00

 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

“Born In The USA” Autographed Record Album Display

Autographed By All 7 Band Members

Extremely Rare – Mr. Springsteen –

Hand Drew a Sketch of a Guitar, Hand Drew Music

Notes Coming Out from the Guitar Sketch and Hand Wrote “Born In The USA” Song

Lyric Inscription next to his autograph on each album cover.

Individually Numbered Limited Edition of Only 50 In The World!

 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

This Item is NOT On any Website Or Any List

 

This is a once in a lifetime offering

Close-Up Image of the Bruce Springsteen autograph with the hand written song

lyric inscription of “Born In The USA!” and hand drawn sketch of a guitar with music notes coming out from the guitar sketch by Mr. Springsteen. Each album, autograph, inscription, music notes and hand drawn sketch grades a 10. Gem Mint! Autographed by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band:Bruce Springsteen, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, Steven Van Zandt, Niles Lofgren and Patti Scialfa.

Exclusive Numbered Limited Edition item of only 50 available in the world.

This is an Exclusive Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

Exclusive Individually Numbered Limited Edition

Only 50 Available in the World

 

Item: Exclusive Individually Numbered Limited Edition Autographed Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band “Born In The USA” Record Album Display.

Each Display Includes The Below:

1. This item comes in its own custom designed ornate black frame molding (solid wood) with double laser cut “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band” Official Logo into the matting in glitter red on blue background.

2. The Official Record Album Cover of “Born In The USA” – Autographed by Bruce Springsteen & (the entire) E Street Band (7 Autographs).

3. The Official Vinyl Record Album of “Born In The USA”.

4. One Official Full Unused Replica Concert Ticket from the “Born In The USA” Tour Dated Friday, September 27, 1985 “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band” – Los Angeles, Memorial Coliseum.

5. Two Official 1985 Born In The USA Cover Tour Books (both the USA Tour and European Tour versions).

6. Custom engraved nameplate – museum quality.

Autographed By: *Bruce Springsteen, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, Steven Van Zandt, Niles Lofgren and Patti Scialfa.

* Please note: Extremely Rare – Mr. Springsteen drew a sketch of a guitar with music notes coming out from the guitar sketch and also hand wrote out the song lyric inscription “Born In The USA” on each album cover next to his autograph.

Authentication: Forensically authenticated in person by RM Real.

Grade: Each album, autograph, inscription, music notes and hand drawn sketch grades a 10. Gem Mint!

Edition Size: Only 50 available in the world and each one is numbered in the edition #1 of #50, #2 of #50, etc. on the custom engraved nameplate and certificate of authenticity.

Exclusivity: This is a Chicago Tiny House Charity Fundraising Exclusive item and is not available anywhere else.

 

Reserve your seat today:

 

 

Please reserve your seat today

10 + 7 =

Chicago Tiny House @ Audiofeed 2018

Chicago Tiny House @ Audiofeed 2018

Check out our photos from Audiofeed 2018

 Click here to see our Audiofeed album 

 

What can I say, First off thank you to all the audio-feed staff that allowed us to attend our first Audio-feed festival and for providing a booth for our charity.

Secondly, thank you to all the volunteers that came up and worked our booth. With out all of you we could not of made this possible.

A special note of thanks and a personal shout – out goes to Stewart Brown, your dedication to Chicago Tiny House is unmatched and much appreciated.

Also, I apologize that all the bands that participated were not featured in our photo album as we were dedicated to spreading the word through our provided booth space which didn’t allow much time to capture the entire event.

 

 

 

2018 Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

2018 Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

Welcome to the Annual Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

This event will include The awesome musical talent of Teel Short, Leper & Ryan Wendt

There will be Guest Speakers and major announcements to be heard about Chicago Tiny House Inc. 

There will be lots of food music and raffles so please spread the word !!!! 

This event is being hosted by Chicago Tiny House Inc to welcome new support and raise money for our upcoming
Pilot program for Chicago.

Get Tickets today 

 

Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser Itinerary

Doors Open: ……………………………………..4:30 PM

Dinner: ……………………………………………..5:00 PM

Intro On Night:…………………………………. 5:15 PM

DJ and Food:…………………….5:15 PM – 6:.00 PM

Brien CTH …………………………5:40 PM – 6:00 PM

Ryan Wendt Music……..……..6:00 PM – 6:35 PM

Alan Mills Speaker……………..6:40 PM – 7:00 PM

Teel Music ………………….…….7:00 PM – 7:35 PM

Mission USA………………………7:40 PM – 8:00 PM

Leper Music…………….…..……8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Silent Auction Results
50/ 50 Raffle Results…….……8:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Thank-You Sendoff ….………..9:00 PM – 9:15 PM

Note: All Media Required to register in advance for event. for information please email us at: [email protected]

Amazing News for Tiny Houses

Amazing News for Tiny Houses

In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, a resident walks past a row of tiny houses at a homeless encampment in Seattle where full size homes stand behind. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to move hundreds more homeless people into tiny homes, emergency shelters and other immediate housing in the next 90 days. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file) ORG XMIT: PDX301

Under fire for removing homeless

from Lower Wacker,

Emanuel turns to tiny homes

Reported by Fran Spielman of the Suntimes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is forging ahead with a plan to build “tiny homes” on vacant city lots to create “permanent housing options” for Chicago’s “most vulnerable residents.” Under fire for ordering a homeless encampment on Lower Wacker Drive to vacate the site while the city fences it off to prevent their return, City Hall has issued a “request-for-information” from housing developers and non-profit housing agencies interested in building tiny homes.

Responses that will help the city “assess the viability of tiny homes within the context of local neighborhoods, the municipal code and affordable housing resources” are due back July 13. Development costs must “not exceed $2 million.” That means Chicago will be starting with a pilot about as small in scale as the homes themselves.

Interested developers were asked to “target specific sites and populations”–– including the chronically homeless, low-income residents, veterans and senior citizens –– and explain “the rationale for any proposed changes to the city’s zoning ordinance.”Tiny homes are stand-alone homes that generally include less than 500 square feet of living space, including kitchens, bathrooms and sleeping areas. Some models include a bedroom or second-floor loft area. Others include a combination bedroom and sitting area.

The Chicago experiment will be bankrolled by revenues generated by the city’s home-sharing fee and fees paid by developers who choose to contribute to the city’s Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund in lieu of building affording units on the site of their projects. With an estimated 8,700 homeless residents, Chicago is a perfect place to test the tiny homes movement, according to Nonie Brennan, CEO of All Chicago, which provides “backbone support” to Chicago’s homeless population.

She predicted a “tremendous amount of interest” from developers and non-profit housing agencies in a city that has already hosted a tiny homes conference.“We see it bubbling up in other communities and I feel very fortunate to live in a place that’s gonna be at the forefront of this,” Brennan said. “It’s a good way to create additional affordable housing. I don’t think it’s the only answer. But it’s one way to do it. There are people interested in developing this type of housing. And often, it can be developed quite quickly and become an asset to our community.”

As for the $2 million limit, Brennan said, “I see this as a beginning. This is a place to start. I’m hoping we’re gonna grow from this.”Last fall, the City Council held a hearing on the tiny homes concept, after Ald. Edward Burke (14th) urged the mayor to explore “out-of-the-box solutions to a chronic problem” of homelessness that “all major urban centers face.” Burke argued then that Chicago should follow the lead of “10 states –– from Florida to New York to California and in the Pacific Northwest” and build 320-square-foot homes that cost just $2,000 and can be put up in a few weeks.

“These tiny houses afford a level of privacy unavailable in crowded and often dangerous homeless shelters,” Burke said.Aldermen were told on that day that the city had been “approached by a number of developers,” including Catholic Charities, and that Emanuel was exploring the possibility of building “at least one, maybe two” projects on “vacant city land.” “While we agree that tiny homes can be built and frankly should probably be encouraged as part of a broad strategy to increase the supply of housing and access to affordable housing, we must be thoughtful and considerate of those intended to live in these tiny homes,” Anthony Simpkins, managing deputy commissioner of the Housing Bureau of the city’s Department of Planning and Development, said then.

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) grew up in Cabrini Green and serves on the board of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.His fast-growing West Loop ward also has homeless people living under viaducts along Hubbard Street who “don’t want to go” to shelters for fear of the “gang-banging and extortion” that goes on there, the alderman said. “People just want their own space. They want their shopping cart, their suitcases or whatever they have in their own space. And no matter how many times you move `em, they’re gonna take all that stuff and find them a spot for their own space,” Burnett said.

“This would give them an opportunity to have dignity, to have their own space. They can lock their door. They can protect whatever they have and have a place to lay their head. It’s a very humane thing.”

Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago

Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago

Check out this article on the CBS website. Brien Cron was interviewed by Mike Krauser for WBBM Newsradio. You can listen to the interview here: Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago.

The non-profit start-up Chicago Tiny House Inc. envisions replicating what’s been done elsewhere in the country says the organization’s founder and president Brien Cron.

“Tiny Houses actually came about because, at this time, there’s about 12 different communities across the United States who are actually using the communities to house the homeless,” says Cron.

Cron says at first people in the communities wanted nothing to do with them but they came around and they’ve been successful putting people in homes and offering services they need.

The model would take advantage of lots available for $1.00.

The tiny houses, according to Cron, would cost about $25,000 each and they’re raising money for a prototype.

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