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 & The incredible CHRON-O-TONES. 

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.

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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.”

2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

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Special thanks go out to Titan Tiny Homes for inviting Chicago Tiny House Inc. to its 2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show. Members of our group will be present all weekend with T-Shirts as well as networking materials as we look to to establish new friends in the field. We look forward to the event and thank Titan Tiny Homes for hosting this event. We ask all our supporters to come out and see these revolutionary homes already in existence and to meet people in our field.

From Titantinyhomes.com:

For those who have considered building or living in a tiny house, this is the must-attend event of the year. Attendees will learn everything they ever wanted to know about the tiny house movement and they will have a great time exploring their options. From young to old, participants will find something for everyone at this event.

Over Mother’s Day weekend, 2018, tiny home builders, vendors, and suppliers are gearing up for the first national event put on by highly coveted builder, Titan Tiny Homes. Attendees won’t want to miss a moment of this must-see extravaganza. It is slated to be an enjoyable day for the whole family to experience the latest developments up close and connect with like-minded individuals who are also interested in the tiny house movement.

Event host, Titan Tiny Homes, will showcase a diverse array of houses from various builders around the country. Participants will learn how tiny houses are unique and can be fully customized to the purchaser’s wants, needs, and requirements. Builders and designers will be on hand to answer questions.

This weekend tour will help would-be buyers to find their own dream house and also possibly enjoy some great food while listening to speakers from around the tiny house movement. Live music should add a festive flair to the goings on throughout. Attendees are invited to bring along questions, ideas, and avail themselves of the vast resources on hand to plan their own ideal tiny house experience. As a family-friendly event, children are invited alongside their parents to explore the different options open to attendees. With the advent of tiny houses, families have found it possible to reside in their tiny houses.

“I’ve had the pleasure of attending many tiny home shows all over the United States and really wanted to bring the first Tiny Home Show to Chicago because I know how special an event like this can be,” said Titan Tiny Homes founder, Bob Clarizio.

According to the website for the event, new details will be added in the coming weeks prior to the show so attendees can plan their entire day around the educational and entertainment offerings. There will be keynote speakers who can address questions on a host of topics, live entertainment, and much more.

In honor of Mother’s Day and all of the mothers out there, admission will be free for all moms who are attending with their children under 3 years of age!

The event venue is located just 30 minutes from Downtown Chicago at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

Over 20 Tiny Houses will be on display over the 3-day weekend. Each house has its own unique design that provides plenty of ideas and potential options for visitors to spark design ingenuity or, conversely, streamline the process with an already-perfect choice.

To alleviate concerns about parking, patrons can rest assured that with the Metra Rail Line only 940 feet from the front gates, transit in and out of the ballpark will be easy. Attendees opting to drive will have access to a nearby parking lot to ensure that anyone and everyone can get to where they are going without a hassle.

The show for 2018 Chicago Tiny Homes is being held on Friday, May 11th Through Sunday, May 13th, and the gates at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium open at 10:00 am and close at 8:00 pm daily. Tickets are available on the website for $15. For those who are considering downsizing, or those who have already begun, this event will show them how it’s done. Whether show attendees are already living in a tiny house or planning to move to one soon, they can anticipate learning all sorts of valuable tips.

Event exhibitors are planning to teach how the tiny house lifestyle works, how to downsize, how others are doing it successfully, and what it takes to get started. With the growing popularity of tiny houses, attendees will be afforded a unique experience that they are likely to cherish while riding the wave of a new phenomenon. For more information visit https://Titantinyhomes.com

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.

Our Fundraiser is in 12 Days!

Our Fundraiser is in 12 Days!

Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

We are hosting our first fundraiser in 12 days! We will have a special guest, refreshments, live music, raffles, and more!

In order to procure the funds we need to launch our Tiny House Community project, we first have to build a physical prototype to give potential donors a walk-through experience of what we’re asking them to invest in.

We are asking you to be a part of this mission by joining us at our event, inviting your friends, sharing our project with people, and considering supporting us financially with a monetary gift. We are focusing on building a Tiny House Community for veterans for our first project.

$10 Suggested Admission

$25 Admission and T-Shirt

Our two bands:

Jazz Robots

Glenn Kaiser

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