The Youth Housing Crisis
The Tiny House Empowerment Village project was initiated by young people in YSA’s programs in response to the crisis of affordable and accessible housing. There are more than 1,700 homeless young people sleeping on the streets in Alameda County on a given night, and fewer than 36 youth-designated beds in shelters and affordable housing. Young people facing housing instability have overwhelmingly experience abuse and neglect, mental and physical health struggles, and lack of access to public resources.
Youth Spirit Artworks’ Tiny House Empowerment Village will increase the number of youth-designated beds in the county by almost 40%.
The Tiny House prototype, unveiled in 2017, was designed and built by 6 youth leaders working with local architects, design students, and contractors. Now, in 2021, we need your help to complete the Village.
Interested in volunteering? Head to this link: https://youthspiritartworks.org/programs/tiny-house-village/