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Kimberly Skobba: ‘Tiny’ push back

Kimberly Skobba, an associate professor of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, was quoted in an article by the Charlotte Observerabout a tiny house development in that city.

Developer Kelvin Young believes his planned “tiny house” community in Charlotte will create affordable housing for those looking for smaller spaces. Others in the community oppose the development, believing it will hurt their property values.

“However, having an interest in tiny houses might not translate to community acceptance. Opposition to affordable housing, regardless of the form, is common, so I guess I am not too surprised to see push back on tiny homes,” said Skobba, who has taught a service-learning class on tiny houses.