The 21st Show

Small homes for the unhoused is a big mission in Champaign-Urbana


Artist rendering from Carle Health

A community coalition, including Carle Foundation Hospital, the advocacy group Champaign County Healthcare Consumers, and the engineering department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,  is developing new community known as Hope Village, to support people experiencing homelessness in the Champaign-Urbana community. The project is designed to bring “adult community members most at risk” into 30 tiny homes, offering health and social services that will give them the footing to build more stability in their lives.


Claudia Lennhoff
Executive Director, Champaign County Health Care Consumers.

Ashlynn Stillwell 
Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UIUC - Elaine F. and William J. Hall Excellence Faculty Scholar

Marty Smith 
Real Estate Manager, Carle Foundation Hospital - Carle Health project lead for the Hope Village Initiative