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Carpenters Local Union 1319 Honored for Work on Tiny Home Village

08/24/2020

Bernalillo County’s Tiny Home Village is on its way to completion due to the efforts of Carpenters Local Union 1319.

More than 110 members of the union volunteered more than 1,400 hours over six weekends to complete the construction of 30 tiny homes located adjacent to the Albuquerque Indian Center, 105 Texas St. SE.

Today the Carpenters Local Union 1319 was honored at the Tiny Home Village site by county commissioners Debbie O’Malley, Charlene Pyskoty and James Collie.

“This was more than volunteering time; this was a labor of love by the carpenters,” says County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley. “These men and women stepped up in a challenging time and helped their neighbors, their community and individuals who are experiencing homelessness will benefit from every nail hammered in the project.”

The union worked during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and leveraged their contractor connections to assist with the project. It’s estimated the Carpenters Local Union 1319, though its volunteer work, saved $125,000 in project cost.

The Tiny Home Village will consist of 30 individual 120 sq. ft. homes and a centrally located common building that includes the kitchen, dining, living area and bathrooms. Each tiny home will have a bed, desk and storage space as well as electricity.

The Tiny Home Village transitional housing project creates a shared-living environment in which residents who have been experiencing homelessness enter the village to begin living again in a home of their own within a safe and secure community.

The project is scheduled for completion and occupancy by year’s end.

More info about the Tiny Home Village project can be found at www.BernCo.gov/TinyHomeVillage.

Note: Video of today’s event with the Carpenters Union can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7qjt7y0icu0rimh/AABMQV-r9v7j50t5rgbBsMSfa?dl=0

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