- Cass Community Social Services is spearheading the Attempt
- Five more Miniature homes are being Constructed for low-income residents, Such as homeless and Faculty students
- Approximately $1.5 million Has Been invested in the Detroit community, and Includes a Aim of 25 total Miniature homes
Cass Community Social Services this week broke ground on an expansion of its home neighborhood in Detroit.
The five new houses can bring the total to a dozen at the nonprofit’s quest to build a neighborhood of 25 miniature homes on the north coast of its campus, near the Lodge and also Davison freeways. This year the initial seven houses were constructed.
Cass Community is targeting senior citizens, individuals, college students and other low-income residents fill the homes.
Approximately $1.5 million overall has been invested into the very small home community, spokesman Spencer Hayes explained.
Each home costs to build. Detroit-based General Motors Co. donated $135,000, St. Kenneth’s Catholic Church at Plymouth gave $40,000, Orchard United Methodist Church at Farmington donated $40,000 plus a private donor gave an undisclosed amount to pay the costs of their $250,000 effort.
The General Motors Foundation is financing the Cass Community Social Services Women in Motion program offer support to three girls who are either homeless, students or seniors who have aged out of foster care. .
A crew of volunteers are building the houses in consultation with builder Samuel B. Knolton. Northville-based HKS Architects PC along with Ann Arbor-based Edwin R. Wier Architects Inc. would be the designers to the houses that vary out of 224 square feet to 427 square ft.
This round of construction is anticipated to be finished in the spring.