Posts Tagged ‘youth homelessness’

Crains’s Chicago Business: Who says a homeless facility can’t be dazzling?

Digital rendering of La Casa Norte Pierce House exterior

Crain’s Chicago Business published a great read on our long-term client La Casa Norte and their executive directors, Sol Flores, big plans the organization. The article highlights La Casa Norte’s Pierce House covering Sol’s vigorous fundraising and other accomplishments of the organization. We’re thankful for the opportunity to work with Sol and La Casa Norte as they…

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The Tiny Report

Interior of Tiny Homes Competition first place winning entry facing kitchen and bedroom

Affordable housing developments, such as SRO’s, can have a great impact on people experiencing homelessness or low income. However, affordable housing as we know it doesn’t have a solution that addresses every issue surrounding this topic. These developments usually take 3-5 years to be completed with an average unit costing $350,000 and 30% of the…

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Winning Tiny Homes Entry Comes to Life

As first place winners of the Tiny Homes Competition, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, and Lon Stousland worked with Price Construction to realize a prototype of their design, which is on view this week at UIC’s campus. Visitors were able to tour the model home in conjunction with the Tiny Homes Summit through efforts of…

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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…

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Tiny Homes Competition Winners Announced

AIA Chicago has just announced the winners from the Tiny Homes Competition that received over 450 submissions! Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to seeing the model home at the upcoming Tiny Homes Summit. Read the release and see full size images here. Chicago is one step closer to realizing a community without youth…

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Submissions now open for Tiny Homes Competition

AIA Chicago, partnering with Landon Bone Baker Architects, Pride Action Tank, and Windy City Times, is accepting design proposals for an urban community of tiny homes here in Chicago that addresses the large population of homeless youth. Aged 18-24, many of these homeless youth are seeking stable communities as they work to improve their lives– often…

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