Eden Village of Wilmington will be a 31-unit tiny home community specially designed to provide permanent homes for chronically homeless individuals including patients of the local hospital. Many patients of the medical center experience chronic illness, which are treatable but require consistent living circumstances to improve treatment results. A home is an essential component to long-term health care for these individuals and a proven, permanent solution to chronic homelessness.
Eden Village of Wilmington is fortunate as it doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to a plan to get chronically homeless persons off Wilmington’s streets. Eden Village of Springfield forged the path for us and we have partnered with them and their proven system, that shows us that dignity is the solution to poverty and community is the solution to homelessness. Eden Village offers dignified living and supportive community in a gate, fingerprint controlled, pedestrian-only, courtyard development setting benefiting those who live there and the Wilmington community.
Local homeless advocates count and track the chronically homeless through shelters, hospitals, and local police departments. They estimate that there are about 100 disabled and chronically homeless single adults living in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties. Together, the Wilmington community, can address this focused challenge by housing them in tiny home communities.