Tiny home development planned near Springfield for homeless

4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago November 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016 Sunday, November 27 2016 Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:52:18 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Plans are being made to develop a 4.5-acre tract of land near the southwest Missouri city of Springfield into a community of tiny homes for disabled, chronically homeless people.

The Springfield News-Leader reports The Gathering Tree is developing plans for Eden Village, the site of a former trailer park near U.S. 65. The project will include a community center and 30 homes of about 400 square feet each. The project will cost about $1.8 million.

The organization has raised about $90,000 so far, enough for a down payment on the property. At an event this week, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realtors owner Judy Huntsman gave Gathering Tree founders Linda and David Brown a check for $30,000 to pay for the first tiny, manufactured home.

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