The Tiny Home Village in Albuquerque (THV) opened in February. A pilot program funded by the local Bernalillo County, the THV hopes to provide residents with the shelter and resources to help them complete the often bewildering transition from life on the streets to permanent housing. There are 30 stand-alone houses in the village, each with the same layout: bed, desk, two chairs, shelves and closet space, as well as a front patio. To help villagers move toward stability – permanent housing – THV provides access to an occupational therapist and psychiatric nurse, as well as volunteers who help residents with computer skills, resume building, and mock interviews. Future plans include bringing micro-industries into the village so residents can start small businesses in pottery, carpentry, and stonemasonry.

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