PWH Welcomes Divinity Intern

November 7, 2022News

We’re excited to introduce the Pee Wee Homes community to Laura Batts, Graduate Intern from Duke Divinity School!

Laura is a Master of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School. She joined us in September 2022 and will be focused on connecting with faith communities in Chapel Hill that are interested in affordable housing. Laura is originally from central Indiana from a small town called Clayton. She attended Anderson University (IN) and received her bachelors in Christian Ministries and Mathematics. Laura enjoys being outside, drinking coffee, and being creative in various arts, crafts, and DIY projects. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family in the Triangle area, including her fiancé, Sam, (they will be married in June of 2023). After graduation, Laura intends to continue pursuing community oriented and creative ministry.

Laura Batts

Spring 2022 Newsletter!

March 21, 2022News

Our Spring 2022 Newsletter is out!

Here’s what’s inside:

  • PWH Native Garden Days
  • Keepin’ it 100
  • Mitchell Lane Update
  • Abundance Report featuring grants from Northside Neighborhood Initiative, Triangle Community Foundation, New Hope Audubon Society, and more!

Check out past newsletters:

Support Pee Wee Homes on Hill Street!

September 27, 2021News
Architectural renderings of 3 tiny homes on green lot with small gazebo
Proposed homes on Hill Street

We need your help to build three new affordable tiny homes on Hill Street in Carrboro. These homes will provide much needed private, permanent and dignified housing to our community members who have experienced homelessness and housing insecurity. The Carrboro Town Council is meeting on September 28 at 7:00pm to discuss and hear public comments on our proposal to rezone the lot to allow construction of these extremely affordable homes. We are asking YOU, our beloved supporters, to speak up and let Council know that we are a welcoming community – that all of us deserve safe, affordable housing.

You can find out more about the project by reading this community letter of support. You can also show your support by:

  1. Signing onto the letter and adding comments.
  2. Writing to Carrboro Town Council at publiccomment@townofcarrboro.org.
  3. Calling  919-918-7309 to submit comments.
  4. Attending meeting by requesting the Zoom link at publiccomment@townofcarrboro.org or 919-918-7309.

All comments must be submitted 24 hours in advance meaning by 7:00pm on September 27!

PEE WEE HOMES Featured on WRAL

November 30, 2017News, Northside

How tiny homes could solve housing problems in Chapel Hill”

Expensive housing contributes to cycles of poverty in every region of our state, industry observers say. But a group of Chapel Hill advocates believe tiny homes could be a big solution for the housing crisis.

Pee Wee Homes Collaborative has a vision of an entire Chapel Hill neighborhood occupied by tiny houses.

“It’s a concept that provides affordable housing to people that would otherwise be homeless,” said Lisa Fischbeck, chairwoman of the Pee Wee Homes Collaborative.

Fischbeck said the city has a unique housing crisis because students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill rent the more affordable homes, which leaves other city residents struggling to find housing in the price ranges.

“They often are the people who have worked hard in this community for years, but then they can’t afford to live here,” Fischbeck said.