Tackling homelessness with tiny houses

Tiny Homes GreenlightGreenLight Solutions – a consulting organization started by ASU School of Sustainability students – has partnered with nonprofit Build Us HOPE to assist those experiencing homelessness. In August 2017, members of GreenLight Solutions joined Build Us HOPE volunteers and people currently experiencing homelessness to break ground at Micro on Madison – a project that provides tiny houses to homeless veterans in the Valley. The 300-to-450-foot houses are sustainable, cost-effective and easy to replicate. Currently funded by donations, the houses will be paid for in part by future tenants with adequate funds. “We’re just trying to get it done instead of talking about it,” said Kevin Keleher, a School of Sustainability alumnus and the executive director of Greenlight Solutions. “It’s a really exciting time.”