Social Justice 4 All is working on a project in collaboration with North Grand Neighborhood Services (NGNS) and the Rockwood School District to build 3 tiny attached houses. NGNS is a 501(c)(3) that has been working with the North Grand community since 2005 and works closely with Sts. Teresa and Bridget. They are organized for charitable purposes related to community development activities for the support and benefit of the physical, economic, and social environment of the North Grand neighborhood. They promote the dignity of low-income persons and the community in which they share by developing affordable housing, employment and training for youth, and other community initiatives. For more information on NGNS you may go to their website by clicking here.
Summit and Eureka high schools, in the Rockwood School District, will build 2 of the 3 houses. The 3rd house will be built on site sometime after the summer of 2018. The houses will be transported from the schools to a lot in North City owned by NGNS.
The houses will become homes for persons who are experiencing homelessness or for others in need. The tiny houses will be the property of NGNS and the residents will have access to the individualized services that they need to help them thrive.
Construction began on 10/16/2017. You can help this project by donating materials, appliances, or connecting us to those who may help. You can donate money to our project by clicking here.
Our Tiny Houses project has been adopted by St. Clare of Assisi Elementary School as a service and awareness project for the 2017-2018 school year.
The schools are finishing up their portion of the construction. The site preparation has begun. We hope to move the houses from the schools to the site in June.
We are so grateful to the Homebuilders Association, 84 Lumber, Certain Teed, Roofer’s Mart, Ascension Health, Ameren, Vision Electric, Martin-Jetco Heating and Air Conditioning, and Wholesale Plumbing for their generous donations.
Vatterott Construction was instrumental in helping us obtain the funding from the Homebuilders Association and the huge discount on lumber and windows from Hackmann Lumber. Their expert advice has been a blessing.
Please click here for a complete list of donors.