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Pastor Builds Micro Homes to Help Make A Difference in the Lives of Homeless People

They call it The Sanctuary – a cluster of tiny homes for the homeless. At 6ft X 10ft, it may be hard for the average person to consider this an ideal place to rest your head. But for people who have been sleeping under bridges and on park benches, it’s meeting a big need. These mico-homes in Nashville are part of a growing national trend. A short term solution, to get people off the streets.

Reverend Jeff Carr
Reverend Jeff Carr

It all started back in 2011, when Reverend Jeff Carr drove past The Sanctuary and became curious. At the time the lot owned by the Green Street Church of Christ was populated with a few dozen homeless people living in tents. Rev. Carr saw this and the vision came to him; the idea of creating a tiny home for homeless people living in the Nashville area. So he vowed to live in one himself until he could raise enough money to build more.

Reverend Jeff Carr dreamed up the idea with one of his college fraternity brothers, Dwayne Jones.

Jones owns a construction company and was able to provide many of the resources they needed. They are able to build one 60 square foot home for about $7,500.

Thanks to a GoFundMe page, the pair was able to raise $50,000 in 45 days. That was enough to build six micro-homes for Nashville’s homeless community.

Each house has one door, one window, and a heating and cooling system.

The homes are distributed to the homeless through a random lottery system.

If you would like to donate, click here.

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Kameshia Johnson January 4, 2016 at 8:43 am

Very cool…GOD is good

Robert Keyster January 4, 2016 at 9:04 am

The government could easily put up house like this in empty lots across america. Take one of the billions of dollars they spend on war and they could build 133,000 of these house. Do that every year and imagine how many lives would be changes and how the economy would grow. We spending a billion on a couple of airplanes and drones. smh

Joyce Whitehead August 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

Amen. That so true and real. Stop warring and start loving one another in America. That will work.

Reginald Troutwell January 6, 2016 at 1:05 am

Very good work. this man is in gods good graces


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