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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Nice idea but would that solve the homeless problem?  Addiction, depression,mental illness?

Mar 13, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

No how could it if you realize the underlying issues of homelessness?

Mar 13, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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The issue is greater than the tiny homes movement.  

Mar 13, 2016 11:02 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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Anthony, there are plenty of homes in every city of America ready for someone to live in them.

I know in Atlanta, there are hundreds, if not thousands on the southern side past downtown. 

Here in Louisville, we have a LOT of vacant and boarded up homes on the west, and southern sides of town. Perfect homes with just a little effort for a homeless VET or other deserving man or woman.

A LOT of people make money on homelessness, when in reality "action" would be much cheaper to make homelessness less so, if not having it go away completely.

Sorry, on my soapbox....

Mar 14, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think it could for the people without a home for financial reasons, but so many here in NH it is drugs or mental illness. I think they need to address that as well. 

Mar 13, 2016 11:45 PM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Probably not. But it would be nice.

Mar 13, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Anthony Acosta No, I don't believe it can.

Mar 13, 2016 11:28 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Absolutely NOT.

Over regulation is at the root of most homelessness, there are whole segments of out population that scare the hell out of landlords, because they know that under the current laws it will cost over 10K to get rid of them when they fail to pay.

And most cities and hoa's will not allow tiny homes and especially multiple tiny homes on a lot.

Mar 14, 2016 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Agreed with Barbara Todaro . If they have jobs then it will be easy to afford many other things. There are many famous people that were homeless before and then become millionaires, not only can pay for a tiny house but mansions. For example is Emilio Estefan (Gloria Estefan's husband) he was homeless and look at him now. I read this on my "Aficionado's magazine"

Mar 14, 2016 02:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

For tiny furniture certainly - it's a match!

Mar 13, 2016 11:46 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Most cities have invoked laws that essentially make homelessness an incarceration event. Problem solved. St Petersburg,FL a past, but recent mayor make it against the law for a citizen to ease the suffering of those who are homeless. Yes, it is against the law to provide food for those who are hungry. Just think about that. OUTRAGEOUS!

However solving homelessness is not a physical problem and overwhelming a mental problem.

What may shock most people is the overwhelming majority of those who are homeless and seeking assistance are abandoned white women with children. The good news is there are 10 times more resources for these then the chronically homeless.

This is a problem one can not build their way out. The hearts of those so easily offender at the site of suffering needs to be changed. Current trends are going in the opposite direction of the right way. This was reflected in a recent 'pan handling' question.

Mar 13, 2016 11:23 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Anthony. The size of a home has nothing to do with the homeless, this problem isn't going to get solved anytime soon.

Mar 14, 2016 06:48 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Anthony Acosta I am sure it will - however, now-a-days, the trend is other way round....

Mar 14, 2016 04:34 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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How many can you fit in a phonebooth?  How about a Volkswagon?  What about a Tiny Home?

Mar 14, 2016 01:33 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
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Not for the claustrophobic!

Mar 14, 2016 01:10 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No.  Not enough homeless people are tiny.  There are other factors that make them homeless, not a lack of housing.

Mar 14, 2016 01:06 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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No the problem is not so much having shelter as it is much deeper even down to preferences for some of the homeless to have that lifestyle and rejecting a more normal home life.

Mar 14, 2016 12:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Of course not ... 

Mar 14, 2016 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Be interesting but do not think so.

Mar 14, 2016 10:20 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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No, I believe they would be destroyed like may other homes by the populus that use them

Mar 14, 2016 09:26 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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There is no simple answer to that question.

Mar 14, 2016 06:42 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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It's like chicken soup for a cold, it won't hurt.

Mar 14, 2016 05:15 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
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Unfortunately it's not a simply matter of providing places to live

Mar 14, 2016 02:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I highly doubt it.

Mar 14, 2016 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Affordable Housing is an area interest to me and the concept of Tiny Homes could make an impact with a well orchestrated urban plan design to combat poverty, unemployment, and housing. I am not sure if our cities are committed to this kind of plan.

Mar 14, 2016 02:20 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Anthony,

That is one problem we face that for some reason has not been solved.  I think there is more to it than meets the eye.  So much money is raised for it, and so few results.  A

Mar 14, 2016 02:12 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no...they all need jobs....

Mar 14, 2016 01:06 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Don't think so.

Mar 14, 2016 01:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Diana L Faulkner
Romanoff Realty - Alamo Heights, TX
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I wish.  I see that there are several cities which are trying this model.  When you go deep into the weeds and read/analyze how they are approaching the problem with the tiny house solution, although altruistic, their efforts are serving a limited amount of people at a very high cost.  I believe that the vast amount of money being spent would be better utilized elsewhere.

Mar 14, 2016 12:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Possibly.

Sep 25, 2016 12:08 AM