Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Jacksonville's first tiny-home community may be answer for affordable housing

Margaret showers.png
Corey Perrine
Florida Times-Union
Margaret Showers, 62, stands on the porch of her new rental home in the Tiny Houses on Navaho community.

After her husband died, Margaret Showers was left with no stable source of income. She could no longer afford her apartment.

For 2½ years her home was the streets of downtown Jacksonville.

"It was a strain," she said. "I used to get mad and angry at myself because I was out there homeless. I had nowhere to go."

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.