Tiny Homes Program Provides Transitional Housing

February 13, 2020

In Partnership with HomeAid, CoBuild and Alameda County Tiny Homes Open on First Presbyterian Church of Hayward Campus

First Presbyterian Church of Hayward partnered with HomeAid Northern California, CoBuild and Alameda County to open the Tiny Homes project today, providing transitional housing for those experiencing homelessness in Hayward and Alameda County.

“I can’t express how much the Tiny Homes program will help me and others get into permanent housing,” shared new tenant, [insert first and last name] of Hayward. “It’s comforting and encouraging to know there are people in our community willing to help out in such a life-changing way.  And everyone’s been so kind and helpful throughout this entire process.”

The first tenants begin moving in today will occupy all six of the Tiny Homes available on the First Presbyterian Church of Hayward property. 

“Tiny Homes is truly a labor of love showcasing how the private sector, local government and non-profit can partner together to meet the immediate needs of our local community in a big way,” shared Chizu Buckalew, community development director, First Presbyterian Church of Hayward. “Tiny Homes will provide a warm, safe and stable place for the homeless to begin their journey toward more permanent housing and we are here to do everything we can to help.”

HomeAid is proud to support First Presbyterian Church of Hayward with 6 Builder Captains who stepped up to build the 6 Tiny Homes over a 6 week period.  “I am so impressed and inspired by the support of the building industry to house those in need,” said HomeAid Executive Director Cheryl O’Connor.

First Presbyterian Church of Hayward spearheaded the joint effort as part of its ongoing support, care and outreach for the displaced and homeless community in Alameda County. The church provides a winter shelter from December 1 until April 30th (funded by Alameda County), a Park Out program allowing homeless to park overnight in the parking lot, meals (breakfasts on Sunday mornings and dinners on select evenings) and a Resource Center during the week. 

For more information about the Tiny Homes program and how to donate, please visit: https://www.firstpreshayward.com/tiny-homes

About First Presbyterian Church of Hayward

Located in the East Bay, we are a multi-ethnic, multi-socioeconomic, multi-generational, Christian community of faith where anyone can come as he, she or they are. We welcome every tribe, nation, language, and people; whether you live in the hills, valleys or in your car; work in Silicon Valley or are on welfare, vote Republican or Democrat, are gay or straight, have a morally upright lifestyle or a loose one, sinner or saint.  Come as you are! God loves you and we are so glad that you are checking out our missional family.

About HomeAid Northern California

HomeAid Northern California has completed 45 projects worth more than $21 million that provide critical shelter capacity for more than 8,000 people experiencing homelessness. HomeAid brings together the residential homebuilding industry’s resources and expertise with those of homelessness service providers. Combined, the residential industry has donated more than $11 million in material and labor and worked with 20 homeless service providers throughout the Bay Area. For more information about HomeAid Northern California, visit www.homeaidnc.org.


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