CODES AND STANDARDS
Building codes, zoning ordinances, and opposition from some residents are among the obstacles.
Tiny homes, as small as 5 to 28 square meter, are growing in popularity as a solution for the homeless.
In Chicago, advocates want to build tiny houses to serve a specific marginalized group: homeless youth. Building codes and zoning ordinances, along with "not in my backyard" opposition from residents, however, could dampen enthusiasm for the trend.