The Kehilla Economic Justice Committee is working with Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) and East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) to bring a YSA Tiny House to Kehilla’s parking lot on Thursday, May 23rd – Friday, May 24th so the community can learn more about this YSA project to provide housing for youth. With the cooperation of the City of Oakland, YSA plans to establish a “Tiny House Village” with the necessary support services. YSA is raising funds for this project and engaging partner congregations to build the houses. The EJC is recruiting Kehilla volunteers for a Tiny House construction team; Nikee Borden and Sam Gast have offered to take the lead and have already started their training.
Come join us on the afternoon of May 23rd to learn more about this project and tour the Tiny House. Talk with YSA’s Tiny House experts, including project coordinator Hannah Trumbull, and find out how you can help our construction team. Skilled and novice builders are welcome – you could learn some new skills. At the end of the afternoon, we’ll gather for refreshments and a chance to hear from Kehilla’s leaders about the significance of this project. We expect Vanessa Riles, Interfaith & Community Organizer for EBHO to join us and offer her perspective on solutions to the East Bay housing crisis. This project is truly Tikkun Olam (rebuilding the world). What better time to start than this season of Exodus from the narrow place (Mitzrayim), in search of the Revelation at Sinai.
Please contact me if you have questions!
More about the Tiny House design
Secure 8′ x 10′ Tiny Houses with
- lofted beds
Constructed on standard trailers frames for mobility and compliance with California codes.