The intersection of tiny home communities, homelessness, MLK Jr. and fair housing is an important one. Tiny home communities have become increasingly popular as a form of housing for those who are experiencing homelessness or have limited access to affordable housing. Smalltimore Homes aims to elevate the barriers to homeownership through this intersectionality and through the lens of redlining. Read Dr. Lawrence Brown's "The Black Butterfly" for more context and concrete solutions. *See Smalltimore Homes mentioned on pages 200 and 206*.
In some cases, these communities are established with the help of local government and non-profits to provide an affordable and dignified housing option for those who are homeless or living in poverty. MLK Jr. was a passionate advocate for fair housing, and his work is a reminder of the importance of ensuring that everyone has access to affordable housing and the ability to live with dignity. His work is integral to the work of building tiny home communities and addressing the issue of homelessness.
Finally, fair housing laws are in place to ensure that everyone has equal access to housing and that discrimination does not take place in the housing market. All of these elements together create an important intersection of tiny home communities, homelessness, MLK Jr. and fair housing that must be addressed if we are to create a more equitable and just society.
RSVP for the 2023 MLK Fair Housing Symposium on our Events page.