Inspired by Binghamton resident Josephine Burrell, the Binghamton Tiny Homes Community Group is made up of local residents from across the Triple Cities with a common goal—to deal with the lack of decent, affordable housing for individuals in poverty, as well as lack of economic mobility for low income individuals living in the city of Binghamton and throughout Broome County. The Binghamton Tiny Homes Community Group is focused on constructing quality, energy efficient, attractive and affordable tiny homes for the working poor. More than half of the residents of the city of Binghamton are considered working poor. These individuals and families have total household incomes of less than $30,000 per year. These residents work throughout all our neighborhoods.
The mission of the tiny homes project is to create equity for low-income workers, providing them training, potential employment opportunities, and a path to home ownership. We envision constructing safe, energy efficient, attractive and affordable housing for the working poor, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. This project will also offer entrepreneurial and career opportunities for neighborhood residents.
Our goals are to:
- Construct safe, energy efficient attractive and affordable housing for the working poor
- Offer life-changing career opportunities to both the unemployed and the under-employed
- Restore pride in every neighborhood
- Expand private and public partnerships for a pilot housing development project
- Develop homes that are elder-friendly and allow these individuals to age in place and to remain an important part of their community