BOLD is excited that XDS continues to make progress on its Tiny Home Village (THV). Through a public-private partnership led by Cross Disability Services (XDS Inc.) and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work, the THV aims to provide permanent, supportive and affordable housing for those living with serious mental illness (SMI) in Chatham County.
BOLD Construction was integral in starting this project by building the first prototype home. In 2015, at the Chatham County Fair, BOLD Construction volunteered and built the structure of the first tiny home on site throughout the course of the Fair.
After the Fair concluded, BOLD transported the tiny home to Penny Lane. Once at its permanent location, BOLD completed construction of the entire home in the weeks that followed.
“It was a pleasure to work with Thava and the entire XDS team. BOLD is honored to have been able to build the first home in this exciting project,” said Jason Dell, President of BOLD Construction.”
Chris Ehrenfeld, owner of BOLD, stated, “We normally build amazing custom dream homes, but it was special to something different for us, a tiny home, knowing the difference it will make in the lives of those that have the opportunity to benefit from the amazing opportunity.”
The Tiny Homes Village, located on the grounds of the Farm at Penny Lane, will have 15 tiny homes; each will be built on a permanent foundation and encompass around 360 square feet. Five of the homes will be reserved for veterans with chronic health conditions, and the village will also have an outdoor pavilion and a clubhouse with fitness and cooking facilities.
The homes will follow a permanent supportive housing model in which residents sign a standard North Carolina annual lease and pay a third of their income in rent on a monthly basis.
Click here to read more about the project from the Chatham News + Record