Hub City Village will be the first tiny house community in Albany to address the needs of our unhoused and housing-unstable neighbors. Our residents will include veterans, seniors, individuals on disability, youth aging out of the foster care system, people with disabilities, small families and individuals who are in danger of losing housing or have lost housing due to unforeseen circumstances.
All the homes in Hub City Village will be built using green building principles to build an environmentally responsible and resource-efficient village. Solar panels will be used to generate electricity.
Hub City Village will utilize an innovative model to meet the needs of the unhoused. Unlike most affordable housing projects, residents of Hub City Village will not simply be renters, but will instead be members of a housing cooperative with a share in the ownership of the village. This will enable them to create a modest asset that can be cashed out if, and when, they choose to leave. As part of this model, Creating Housing Coalition will hold the property in trust to assure continued affordability to members of the cooperative.
Each resident will have access to an array of services through our partnerships with social service providers in Albany. Classes will be offered on a regular basis. Each class will include conflict resolution through restorative justice, money management, healthy cooking on a limited budget, and gardening, as well as other self-help workshops. This will enable our residents to live healthy and productive lives while reducing the need for outside services.
Hub City Village is targeted to be completed by the end of March, 2024. It will consist of: