The BLOCK Project Combines Architecture, Community, and Tiny Houses to Address Homelessness
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Rex Hohlbein started a Facebook page that has become a thriving nonprofit called Facing Homelessness. Among other things, Facing Homelessness reaches out to local homeowners and places ADUs in their back yards to help house homeless people in their communities. There’s more to it than that and I hope you stick around for my conversation with Rex as we talk about the causes of homelessness, the way that society looks past homeless people, and what we can all do about it.

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In This Episode:

  • Just say “hello” and see what happens
  • Are people really willing to let strangers live in their yards?
  • How BLOCK homes are built and funded
  • How Facing Homelessness matches their clients with a property
  • Who owns what and why
  • Using water, power, and sewer systems as educational tools

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