By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Republic
Want to own your very own tiny home in downtown Tempe?
A developer is building 13 homes that are 600 square feet on city-owned land near the Jen Tilly Terrace neighborhood.
The idea is to offer a new type of affordable housing option as Phoenix-area residents feel the squeeze of rising costs to rent and buy a home. Leaders in Tempe, which has become increasingly urban as the landlocked city approaches build-out, have discussed housing affordability at length.
One solution is the partnership with Newtown Community Development Corporation, a Tempe-based nonprofit, to build the small homes.