Advocates Call For City To Build Tiny Homes For Homeless

Craig Dellimore
November 02, 2018 - 9:33 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A small group of advocates marched briefly outside City Hall, calling for action on proposals to build tiny houses to help the homeless.

Advocates said the idea has worked in other cities. They want to see rows of very small -- maybe 500-square-foot -- homes built on vacant city lots that can be occupied by homeless residents.

Some Chicago aldermen support the plan, and Mayor Emanuel has said his administration wants to see proposals. But Brien Cron, with Chicago Tiny Homes, Inc. said the idea seems stalled at City Hall.

He and other advocates were marching in favor of zoning changes to support the idea.