Because these grants are tied to coronavirus relief funding, tribes must use the homes as isolation or quarantine units, at least at first.
Last year, Sitka became one of the first cities in the country to introduce a set of tiny home friendly code changes.
Coastal Villages Region Fund is trying to provide a new model for coastal Alaska communities, where housing is no tiny issue.
A Juneau company is building its first tiny house on wheels to sell commercially and it intends to make more. But the city’s zoning codes haven’t caught up with the tiny house craze.
Tiny homes are a growing solution to homeless veterans and vulnerable youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. But the movement faces challenges from regulations and neighbors across the nation.