The Mad Housers – A Bold Solution for the Homeless

Here’s a group of people taking on the homeless problem head on. They call themselves The Mad Housers and they are an Atlanta based non-profit organization dedicated to showing people how to put a roof over their own heads. These sheds and shacks are being constructed in existing homeless camps with and sometimes without the permission of land owners, but they always seek to do the right thing.

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You might wonder if this kind of philanthropy is legal and from the information on their website it sounds like the answer to that question would be a definite maybe; but that’s not stopping them from trying help folks make the best of a bad situation while avoiding breaking the law.

This is most certainly a controversial solution but I personally take my hat off to The Mad Housers and hope that more communities embrace this kind of bold action. It sure seems to me that a cluster of simple tiny houses would sure beat tents hands-down and provide a lot more safety and security to those stuck out in the cold.

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the mad housers shelter

Photo credit to The Mad Housers.

5 thoughts on “The Mad Housers – A Bold Solution for the Homeless

  1. Lisa says:

    Hats off, Mad Housers!!! As for the legalities of it all, the photos show that all their shelters are built on blocks. So in a pinch, it would be possible to move them to other locations via trailer or skids. Great work!!!

  2. Kris says:

    Great job Mad Housers! When it comes to trying to live in this awful economy especially when your homeless it is good to know some people regardless of annoying law and regulations still can lend a hand. I tend to build myself a tiny house soon and maybe even help others do the same. Again really cool guys, keep up the good work!

  3. Mikeal OToole says:

    I was part of the 1st mad housers in Sacramento …. when we put the structure on the State Capital lawn for a couple of weeks … I was the one who put Sarah and saddle ( the homeless couple ) in the cabin …

    Miss those days ….

    Keep up the good work ….


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