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A development that has caught national attention like few others has been the tiny houses created by Cass Community Social Services.

We have written them up before here when they were first announced as well as were the first to spot the additional construction of what seems to be a popular program.

The idea is that the small homes that rent for about $1 a square foot per month provide an option for independence and eventually home ownership in a city where rising rents are becoming a real thing.

“I had wound up going to prison, so it’s kinda hard when you come out for someone to give you a second chance of getting an apartment or a house of your own, and that’s what Cass does,” said a man identified as Keith, a resident of the homes, in the video.