Ubuntu Villages builds permanent and affordable, environmentally conscious tiny houses and tiny house communities for lower socio-economic families.
The housing affordability crisis is among the most important problems facing low-income households today.
59% of renting households with incomes below $20,000 spend more than 50% of their income on rent but only 1 in 4 receive housing assistance.
In 2015, 2.7 million people faced eviction in the U.S.
Low-income African American women are at a higher risk of eviction.
In disadvantaged neighborhoods, eviction is to women what incarceration is to men: incarceration locks men up, while evictions lock women out (Matthew Desmond, 2014).
With the rise in housing costs, families are either waiting for affordable housing, being forced to live in environmentally toxic places, or spending over half of their income on the rent.
We want to end poverty one tiny house at a time!
From the application process to the move-in date, we honor the dignity of all people.
ubuntu |o͝oˈbo͝on to͞o|
Xhosa and Zulu, meaning
our humanity is inextricably bound together.
I am because we are.
We are partnering with affordable housing advocates in New Jersey and the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church conference (GNJUMC) to build our first tiny house village. Join our mailing list to receive updates.
NJ Eviction in 2016 by County*
*Source for data: New Jersey Judiciary County Management June 2106, Out of Reach NJ Data