Tiny Houses Movement May Help Delaware's Homeless

A group of advocates has set up a temporary camp consisting of small tents in Dover to promote an idea to build tiny houses for the homeless.

Delaware State News reports advocates gathered at the corner of Division and State streets on Tuesday to raise awareness about the issue.

Victory Church pastor and advocate Aaron Appling says most people don't realize how big of a problem homelessness is and hopes the demonstration makes people more aware.

The advocates hope officials approve a plan that would allow them to build 15 tiny houses for the homeless on Victory Church property. The houses would be 200 square feet and feature a bed, toilet and kitchenette.

Tiny homes has become a movement of sort among Millennials -- some are seeking more affordable housing and for others it's more of a social movement devoted to simplicity over excess.[[387636702,C]]

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