Fruit Valley Village is the first project in a campaign for Community Roots Collective, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide housing for people experiencing homelessness. It will turn the property surrounding an 1870s-era railway station on Fruit Valley Road into a tiny home community with integrated support services to serve residents and their families.
When the Community Roots Collaborative was awarded two Proposition 1 grants and secured a 1.25-acre property with an existing structure, they reached out to the City of Vancouver to help them identify a project sponsor. Ginn Group was eager to step into this role to lead the development and entitlement of the property at cost.
The team plans to have 21 permanent, tiny homes to serve as transitional housing for veterans experiencing homelessness. Wolf Industries of Battle Ground will construct and place the modular tiny homes. Together, with many other generous partners, the project is on schedule to have the homes built and operating in 2021.