Welcome to the Tiny House Project in Savannah, GA!

The Tiny House Project is an effort dedicated to reducing veteran homelessness in Chatham County, Georgia. The tiny house community, called the Cove at Dundee, will provide 37 permanent homes and 11 transitional homes for veterans. The Cove at Dundee also includes 2 clubhouses, a tiny medical clinic, and gardens. The Tiny House Project is based on the Housing First Model. This model is a cost-effective and evidence-based approach to ending homelessness.

Phase 1

The Tiny House Project provides affordable housing for veterans experiencing homelessness. In addition to housing, residents can access supportive services such as case management, counseling, employment or education assistance, and workforce training.

Phase 1 of the Tiny House Project was completed in November 2019 and includes:

  • 23 tiny homes and all furnishings
  • 1 tiny medical clinic
  • 1 clubhouse with washers and dryers
  • All infrastructure for Phase 1
  • Grills
  • Picnic tables
  • Sidewalks
  • Landscaping
Phase 2

*Due to unforeseen soil conditions, we will not be building Phase 3 homes.

Phase 2 of the Tiny House Project will begin in Spring 2020. This phase will provide additional housing and supportive services for veterans experiencing homelessness.

Construction on Phase 2 of the Tiny House Project will begin in Spring 2020 and will include:

  • 24 tiny homes and all furnishings
  • 1 clubhouse with washers and dryers
  • All infrastructure required to support 24 additional homes
  • Grills
  • Picnic tables
  • Sidewalks
  • Landscaping

Tiny House Project Supporters

The Tiny House Project would not be possible without the tremendous support of the Chatham County and surrounding communities.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I help?

Our biggest need at this time is financial donations to support the costs of building 24 additional homes in Phase 2. Your donation will help end homelessness for a deserving veteran and is 100% tax deductible. If you’re interested in volunteering or learning about other ways to help, please fill out the volunteer interest form and we will be in touch shortly.

Is it okay to drop off clothes, household goods, or food at the tiny house site?

Please do not drop off anything at the tiny house site. If you would like to support our residents, please call us at 912-790-3400 to find out the best way you can help. You can also check our Amazon Wish List to purchase items to furnish the homes. Your purchase will be shipped directly to us and will go into a veteran’s home.

How long can residents live in their homes?

Most of the homes at the Cove at Dundee are permanent homes, so residents are welcome to stay as long as they like.

Are residents required to participate in programs, counseling, or training?

No. The Tiny House Project is based on the evidence-based Housing First Model, which is the most effective way to end homelessness. In Housing First communities, individuals are provided with housing with no initial or ongoing requirement to attend programs. However, the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless does offer a full range of counseling and supportive services, including nutrition education, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, and life skills assistance, and workforce development training.

How much do residents pay?

Residents pay $240 per month to cover their rent and utilities.

When are residents moving in?

The first 12 residents moved in during July 2019 and 11 more residents moved in during November 2019.

How can I get a house?

We recognize that there is a severe shortage of affordable housing in Chatham County. At this time, all Phase 1 homes are occupied. If you are a veteran experiencing homelessness and interested in applying for a home in Phase 2, please contact Stacey at 912-644-7722 or smurray@homelessauthority.org.

Can someone come speak to my group about the Tiny House Project?

Yes! We would love to come speak to your group about the project and how community members and groups can get involved. Please email Cindy Kelley, Executive Director, at ckelley@homelessauthority.org for more details or to schedule.

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