Micro Homes for the Homeless: Can churches help?
Housing is such a complex, expensive and slow process to change, but Martin Clark demonstrates that a modern version of modular factory-built housing could result in a major reduction in homelessness. The units cost £45,000 and a successful house-builder has decided to build 200. The main problem is finding land at reasonable cost, and Martin appeals to churches to provide land for short-term use.
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(PDF opens in new tab). It was first published in Faith in Business Quarterly, Volume 20.4, pages 5-7.
Martin Clark is CEO of Allia Impact, part of the Allia group which issues social investment bonds, runs centres for social and environmental businesses, and provides business support programmes for impact ventures. Martin has been with the organisation since it span out of the Relationships Foundation think tank in the late 90s. He is passionate about social entrepreneurship, author of The Social Entrepreneur Revolution, and is a fellow of the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School.