On September 29, 2017 the Tiny Town Association received its official Not-For-Profit (NFP) Federal Corporation certification as:
The lack of available, affordable housing continues to be an issue in most municipalities in Canada and around the world. Costs of materials, land, and construction continue to increase, pushing the cost of new home sales ever-higher. These rising costs force buyers to look at resales in an effort to reduce costs. This increased demand pushes the price of a limited resale supply higher as well.
Young adults entering the workforce and empty-nesters leaving the workforce are facing costs that make home ownership impossible.
Some people like a spacious home and can afford the cost of that space. For others, raising a family requires space to accommodate a group of people and their things. For these and a long list of other reasons, traditional forms of housing will always appeal to a large segment of the population.
Some people have few possessions, either by choice or circumstance. Some people live individually or as a couple and do not need the space to house a group. Some people do not earn enough to afford to purchase a traditional home.
We need to recognize that a new housing option is required to meet the needs of a changing population, in a changing economic landscape.
The revolutionary concept of Tiny Homes expands the available homeownership options. Where living space is not required to accommodate more than 1 or 2 people (often pre-or-post children), Tiny Homes can provide a practical and affordable solution:
To address this the has been formed to create space for within commuting distance of host cities. This Tiny Town model adds appeal to the host city by increasing the affordable housing options available, without encroaching on the space of traditional homes.
To be successful, this plan will require the participation of the association, various levels of government and the private sector.