Steve Cardiff Tiny House Community is a supported housing initiative brought to you by Blood Ties Four Directions Centre. The Steve Cardiff Tiny Home Community provides supported case management housing to people living with addictions, complex health challenges, and histories of homelessness.
The Steve Cardiff House History:
Blood Ties supports a very ‘hard to house’ population. Our clients experience discrimination in the housing market and tend to be easily displaced from housing. In order to address this housing shortage and the discrimination that contributes to our clients’ experience of homelessness Blood Ties built a “Tiny House” called the Steve Cardiff House in 2012. The house provided safe, secure, transitional housing for one client for up to 1 year. This tiny house was affordable to build and affordable to operate, provided supported housing over a 4 year period at a very reasonable cost.
Benefits of Tiny House living:
- Provides 240 sq. feet of living space for at-risk clients in urgent need of housing
- Allows our clients to live independently
- Enough room for one person to live comfortably but avoids couch surfers, partying, and putting our clients with poor boundaries in difficult situations
- Affordable to maintain
From 2012 to 2016, the Steve Cardiff House provided housing for 5 different people; it was situated on an undeveloped lot that we did not own . In 2016, the Steve Cardiff House was moved into storage until a “forever home” could be found. We found it’s new home on 6th and Jarvis where we’ve nestled it in with 4 new tiny houses: The Steve Cardiff Tiny Home Community.
Completed in 2019. The Steve Cardiff Tiny Home Community, provides affordable supported housing to 5 people in need.
Blood Ties remains grateful to our community partners for helping us make this project a reality.
Financial Grants and Contributions
Private Donors and Community Groups
Ross & Sue Findlater Elizabeth Hanson
Ruth & Terry Harrold Wynne Krangle & Peter Long
Laura MacFeeters & Duncan Sinclair Mauro Family Foundation
Patrick Michael Janet Moodie
Northern Vision Development
100 Women Who Care Whitehorse
Rendezvous Rotary Club of Whitehorse
Donations from Building Community