Tiny Homes Summit to Address Youth Homelessness

Jeff and Catherine are among the 50 leading experts speaking at the upcoming “Tiny Homes Summit: New Solutions for Youth Homelessness” next week at UIC’s campus. This two-day event will focus on creative solutions to youth homelessness, estimated to be more than 20,000 in Chicago, through the lens of the Tiny Homes movement. Covering everything from research and statistics, current practices, funding, policy, planning, service, civic and social issues, case studies, and next steps, learn how Tiny Homes can provide dignified housing with services and resources for those seeking a path to independent living.

At the Tiny Homes Summit, you’ll also be able to tour the model home designed by the winners of the Tiny Home Competition and built by Price Construction. On Tuesday, join Jeff Bone and Eithne McMenamin as they present St. Paul’s United Church of Christ’s plan for a Tiny Homes development on the north side of Chicago. Immediately following, Lee Bey will be moderating a panel discussion on the Design on Tiny Homes with Catherine Baker and the three winners of the Tiny Homes Competition. 

April 18+19
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted, Chicago
3rd Floor Conference Center

See the full schedule here, and register today!

The Pride Action Tank, a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and the Windy City Times, along with lead sponsor Polk Bros. Foundation, joined by UIC’s Gender and Sexuality Center, AIA Chicago, and Alphawood Foundation, are summit hosts. Tracy Baim, publisher of Windy City Times and co-chair of the Pride Action Tank, is chairperson of the summit.