- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A church pastor in Nashville is working to raise $50,000 to build a community of tiny homes for the homeless.

The homes would be just 60 square feet each, and would have no running water, but there would be a communal bathrooms, kitchen and showers.

Pastor Jeff Obafemi Carr of Infinity Fellowship Interfaith Gathering Church came up with the idea.

“We want to let this be a model project for how you address homelessness, specifically in Nashville,” Carrtold WKRN-TV in Nashville (http://bit.ly/1CAMST0). “It gives you a space where not only you can live but you can maintain a sense of dignity, and that’s something we often rob homeless citizens of, their sense of dignity.”

Richard Price found himself homeless after being evicted when the property owner sold the house. He’s now living in a tent at a homeless camp. He said the tiny homes could be a “Godsend for many people.”

“Anybody can become homeless out here,” Price said. “No one is more than a paycheck or two from being homeless.”

A model home has already been built in what Carr wants to eventually name Infinity Village. He wants to build seven more and is living in the tiny house until all of the money has been raised to move forward with the project.

Carr has set up a GoFundMe account for donations to Infinity Village.

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Information from: WKRN-TV, http://www.wkrn.com/

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