Tiny homes part of effort to battle homelessness for people with mental illness

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CHATHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — On the last day of Mental Health Month, ABC11 highlights an uplifting story about a real grassroots effort to help people with mental illness.

Construction is underway on the Tiny Home Village at the Farm at Penny Road for the mentally ill in Chatham County.

“Affordable housing is a major driver of homelessness for many people and especially people with serious mental illness,” said Amy Blank Wilson with UNC’s School of Social Work.

Thanks to her and the school’s public-private partnership, there’s a glimmer of hope in Chatham County between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro.

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