Tiny home community in Tallahassee celebrates one year

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By: Mariel Carbone | Eyewitness News
December 18, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Tallahassee's tiny home community is celebrating one year.

The Dwellings, a community of tiny homes designed to address affordable housing, opened last December. Now, 75 homes are complete, with 80 adults and four children living there. By fall 2019, 130 homes will be complete, as well as a community center,
community garden and more.

"This community is unlike any other in Tallahassee," said John Schmidt, The Dwellings Director. "We are able to provide people who have fallen on hard times, a way to rebuild their future and become part of a community that can provide resources needed to lead and sustain successful lives. I'm very proud of the progress we have made in our first year and look forward to continuing our mission for years to come."

The Dwellings were developed by the nonprofit CESC, or Connecting Everyone with Second Chances. The organization is committed to ending homelessness.

Each tiny home is fitted with fiber optic internet, a smart meter and a smart television. Rent does not exceed $850 a month and includes
all utilities. A deposit is not required up front.

More than 250 people have already applied for the "low-barrier" housing.

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