Indigenous-run tiny house community aims to offer ‘protection, security’ to Winnipeg’s homeless – CBC

Indigenous-run tiny house community aims to offer ‘protection, security’ to Winnipeg’s homeless – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202116 Views

Feb 22, 2021

‘The Village’ project asked people living in makeshift encampments what they wanted

Ryan Ednie spends most nights outside of Winnipeg’s Thunderbird House sleeping by a fire. The Métis man, who has been homeless for over a year, says this is where he feels most safe.

“I do what I need to survive. I avoid shelters because I’m not comfortable in them,” he said.

This downtown location — a meeting place for the city’s Indigenous population and a spot where many people experiencing homelessness gather — will soon provide people like Ednie a safe place to live.

Twenty-two tiny homes, built out of reused shipping containers, could start housing people as early as this summer.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/tiny-houses-winnipeg-homeless-housing-1.5922442

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