By Audra Streetman

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Village Collaborative celebrated the addition of eight tiny homes Tuesday in Denver. The nonprofit helps build affordable housing communities to help people transition out of homelessness.

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The eight new tiny homes are located near East 45th Avenue and Pearl Street in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. They were approved in December by the city’s Community Planning and Development.

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Colorado Village partnered with the architecture firm Radian to design the additions. The tiny homes will serve up to 25 people at a time, which will double the capacity for the village.

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Community Village started out as a first of it’s kind pilot program in Colorado. A 2018 report by the University of Denver’s Burnes Center found that the tiny-home village helped several people find permanent housing. By the end of the 9-month evaluation, nearly all of the residents were either employed or in school.

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Audra Streetman