How can I help?

Our biggest need at this time is financial donations to support the costs of building 23 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 call us at 912-790-3400.

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?

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 and community partners 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 for single occupancy or $350 per month for double occupancy (spouse or partner). This payment covers rent and utilities.

When are residents moving in?

The first 12 Phase 1 residents moved in July 2019 and 11 more residents moved in during November 2019. We expect 11 more veterans to move into Phase 2 homes in summer 2022.

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.