“The project is innovative because it’s based off consultations with homeless people who sleep in Winnipeg’s many makeshift encampments.
Organizations wanted to go straight to the source to see what was missing in existing shelters and social housing, says Lissie Rappaport, with End Homelessness Winnipeg, which coordinates a number of supports in the city.
‘Unfortunately it’s new — to be going to people who don’t have housing, listening to them, and then designing the housing specific to their needs,’ she said.
‘It’s going to be a model the rest of Canada will hopefully be looking as well.'”
Read more from CBC Manitoba: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/tiny-houses-winnipeg-homeless-housing-1.5922442