Setting Up Roof on Mini-homes

A Detroit-based organization is helping people, who earn as little as $10,000 a year, achieve their dreams of owning a home worth four or even five times as much.

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Cass Community Social Services ultimately plans to increase the number of cozy cabin-sized dwellings to 25, helping put a roof over the heads of some of the city’s low-income seniors, homeless and students who have aged out of foster care.

“If you have something you can use as collateral, or sell, or leave to your children generationally then suddenly you’re starting to climb the economic ladder that is part of the American dream,” explained executive director Faith Fowler. Mini-homes put a roof over low-income Detroiters for $1 per square foot – Windsor – CBC News