On Saturday a mere two dozen people may have just moved the needle on homelessness. Joining Mayor Jerry Dyer and his Faith Based Partnership Cabinet, residents converged at the Tiny Home factory of PreFab Innovations, led by Dave Clevenger, a veteran in homeless ministry. Old and young people of faith assembled steel foundations, structurally insulated panels, and wiring for beautiful tiny homes that will initially provide emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness, but eventually affordable permanent housing.
These homes are designed and engineered to exceed California standards, can be assembled in the factory, and transported to multiple sites. The innovation is both in the design and assembly, as well as the ultimate objective of placing them on hosted land in communities of twelve. This can be done on less than an acre on land that a church or business might own. These communities form a therapeutic environment for the residents who have been through programs at local missions and are in recovery.
These community builds are happening every Saturday, beginning at 7:30am. They have tasks for young and old alike. Stay as long as you can and help make a difference in our city. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocketeer-program-tickets-186102416337
The Fresno Pacific University Center for Community Transformation convenes the Mayors Faith Based Partnership Cabinet.