THIS 8 FOOT BY 12 FOOT HOME MAY LOOK SMALL, BUT I'M
TOLD IT COULD BE MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE FOR THE HOMELESS
PEOPLE IN COEUR D'ALENE.W10 22
even though they're kind of tiny, it's better than
being on the street :4W11 22
RANDY ROGERS HAS BEEN HOMELESS FOR 9 MONTHS, AND USUALLY
SLEEPS DOWN BY THE RIVER.
18;15;02 RANDY ROGERS, HOMELESS
i had a non work related injury that caused me to
lose my job and i didnt have any money to pay rent
HE AND HIS FRIEND ERIC HELPED BUILD THIS MODEL TINY
THE EVENTUAL GOAL: A VILLAGE FULL OF THESE HOMES THAT
WOULD SERVE AS TEMPORARY CRISIS HOUSING FOR PEOPLE
LIKE RANDY AND ERIC, TRYING TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET.
18;11;35 eric L
they're really trying to make a life for themselves,
it's just hard to dig yourself out when youre down
below like that :4
57 percent of our homeless population is unsheltered
GAR MICKELSON IS THE HOMELESS OUTREACH COORDINATOR
FOR HERITAGE HEALTH AND ONE OF THE PEOPLE SPEARHEADING
along the way we've been able to build a group of
people who really want to get this done, probably
100 people on board with it, :10W14 24
THE CABINS WOULD BE FULLY INSULATED, WITH ONE WINDOW
AND ONE DOOR.
THE VILLAGE WOULD HAVE A COMMUNAL KITCHEN TENT AND
PORTABLE BATHROOMS AND SHOWERS.
MICKELSON SAYS THE VILLAGE WOULD BE MODELED AFTER
A SIMILAR PROJECT IN SEATTLE.
18;04;49 gar mickelson
an environment where they're living in community in
cabins with other people that are going through those
situations you have professional services, case managers,
peer support specialists, veterans services coming
to them, then you have churches surrounding that that
that can do the soul care piece that's instramental
in the success in the seattle model :15W15 24
MICKELSON SAYS THEY HAVE SUPPORT FROM VARIOUS CHURCHES,
BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS, AND NOW THEY ARE WORKING
TO GET PERMISSION FROM THE CITY AND FIND A LOCATION
THE COEUR D'ALENE POLICE DEPARTMENT TELLS ME THERE
ARE STILL A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE
PROJECT, AND THEY WORRY IT COULD ATTRACT TRANSIENTS
AND MORE CRIME TO THE AREA.
BUT ERIC AND RANDY SAY IT WOULD BE A PLACE WHERE THEIR
BASIC NEEDS ARE MET, SO THEY CAN FOCUS ON REBUILDING
WHAT THEY'VE LOST.
18;13;44 ERIC L, HOMELESS
worrying about the day to day living, it's something
else :2W16 22
REPORTING IN COEUR D'ALENE GRACE DITZLER KXLY 4 NEWS.