Denver's Beloved Community Village: An Evaluation
Our goal in this evaluation is to provide evidence of the effects of the Beloved Community Village on individual, neighborhood and organizational outcomes.
Denver is engaged in the development of Tiny Home Villages to provide an alternative solution to homelessness. One theory behind tiny homes is they provide people experiencing homelessness an immediate, low-cost residence and a chance to build their own community, and some relative stability, within a neighborhood. The stability, security and community of having one's own home is meant to help individuals achieve well-being and other self-defined goals. It also suggested that relieving these individuals from homelessness, and getting their "eyes on the street" of their new community will reduce crime and increase cohesion and social support in the tiny home village and the surrounding neighborhood.