Summary This page offers reports and news about about poverty and homelessness in the United States. Quick Facts Success Stories In 2015, Utah became the first state to reduce chronic homelessness by 91 percent. [Source] Following Utah’s success, other states and some municipalities have used a similar approach. Finland is also an example of success… Continue reading Homeless Report 2023
Friends, Here’s a special opportunity from the great people at Yestermorrow Design-Build School and Niche Consulting. Learn more on the Yestermorrow website workshop page. The message below is from Lina Menard of Niche Consulting. Greg JohnsonDirector – Small House Society We’re taking Tiny House Design Online! So now you can join us from the comfort of your… Continue reading Tiny House Design Online Workshop (1-29 June 2020)
For the fifth year in a row, 84 Lumber is hosting its annual Operation Appreciation campaign in honor of Military Appreciation Month in May. This year, the company is looking for one lucky veteran or active duty military personnel to award a free 84 Lumber Countryside Tiny House to. To enter, any U.S. military personnel, or a… Continue reading 84 Lumber to Give Away a Tiny House for Military Appreciation Month
In Episode #8, I share an interview that I did with NPR for the All Things Considered show on 15 May 2006. The title of that show was “Tiny Houses Find a Friend on the Gulf Coast.” Listen using the Anchor Player Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or… Continue reading NPR Small House Interview from 15 May 2006 (Podcast E8)
Greg Johnson of the Small House Society talks about the tiny house movement over the past 19 years. This event took place at the Public Library in Hiawatha, Iowa.
Below is a self-survey with a list of questions and considerations to ask before planning to have children. This survey isn’t intended to provoke a specific answer. Such surveys do exist — trying to convince people that having children is horrible or wonderful. There is, of course, no one universal answer for everyone. Most existing… Continue reading Self-Quiz: Should we have children?
Housing costs in California are rising faster than other states. Between January 2012 and January 2019, list prices for homes rose 85.4%. Here are three of the key conditions that sent prices soaring. Video and photo composite: Carlos Waters for The Wall Street Journal. (8 Mar 2019)
HawkeyeSports.com host Laura VandeBerg meets with former Hawkeye football players Dallas Clark and Tim Dwight to discuss a collaborative project with former Iowa State Cyclones team members who are joining together to build homes for people in Haiti who have been displaced due to recent natural disasters. The Sukup Safe T Home is featured in… Continue reading Homes for Haiti – Sukup Safe T Home – Iowa Football Service Project
Inspiring Advertising Businesses are repurposing their advertising and marketing budgets to create inspiring advertising and uplifting stories. The following ad from Principal Financial Group is an example. For more, visit ResourcesForLife.com/Inspiring-Advertising.
The following table provides a guide for choosing the right size air conditioner based on the area needing to be cooled. The Air conditioner output and capacity is measured in BTU per hour. This chart includes areas from 100 square feet up to 2,500 square feet for comparison. Area To Be Cooled (square feet) Capacity… Continue reading Determining the Right Size BTU or Ton Air Conditioner Required Per Square Feet of Space
According to a recent report by the Sentencing Project, in the United States approximately 100 Million people have a criminal record and over 2 million people are currently in jail or prison. For these people, having even a minor criminal record, such as a misdemeanor or even an arrest without conviction, can create an array of… Continue reading Tiny Houses: Big Opportunities and Second Chances
Becoming Minimalist: Invigorate Your Life, Because the Best Things In Life Aren’t Things. Thursday, March 9, 2017 The Marriott, Cedar Rapids Event Schedule Registration: 7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Networking: 8-8:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: 8:30-9:30a.m. Cost $40 per person or $350 Table of 10 Program Click here to download the event program in PDF format. Don’t Settle… Continue reading EVENT: Joshua Becker – “Becoming Minimalist” – 9 March 2017