Steve Cardiff Tiny House Community

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. 

Partners

Developer                                                                                     

Architect

General Contractor

      

      

 

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

Associated Engineering

Tetra Tech

Underhill Geomatics

Williams Engineering