Tiny Houses a Big Help in Flood Areas

Published: April 19, 2017
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Tiny house at Charleston’s Carver Career Center, one of 12 receiving W.Va. grants. Photo: West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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Historic flooding in West Virginia left many struggling months later.

To help those still homeless, 12 career and technical schools received $20,000 from the state board of education to build tiny houses. Most of the 15 homes are less than 500 square feet but are designed to house two to six people.

At Clay County High School, a $25,000 SkillsUSA/Lowe’s grant likewise helped students build a tiny house. News media coverage for the statewide efforts was broad and included the following: http://bit.ly/2npiivH. 

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