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HATS

Hamilton Alliance for Tiny Shelters

HATS is a practical response to the housing crisis in our community.
We provide warm, safe and temporary tiny shelters - with supports - for those experiencing homelessness in Hamilton.

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Dear Neighbours, The Hamilton Alliance for Tiny Shelters would like to extend our appreciation to the many people who attended two community information sessions at Tim Horton's Field in November. We were seeking feedback on the proposal to create a small community of tiny cabins for people experiencing homelessness. Although there was a lot of interest and support for the idea and to assist…

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Hamilton’s would-be tiny homes project can’t seem to find a home. The Hamilton Alliance for Tiny Shelters (HATS) hopes to create a village of small, heated cabins with communal washrooms and kitchens to provide transitional housing for residents living on the street. The grassroots alliance first eyed the former Sir John A. Macdonald school as a site but ran into political and timing obstacles…

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You’re invited! February 18th, come by The Cotton Factory to enjoy Hamilton Aerial Group & Hamilton Winterfest Human Kind Cabaret! There will be aerial acts, live music, stilt walkers and circus theatre, as well as food by Nellie James. All proceeds that evening will be donated towards HATS. Tickets are available through: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../human-kind-cabaret

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New year. New council. New beginnings. Now that all the new councillors know where the restrooms are and onboarding is complete, it’s time to get to work on the issues that are before us and see what kind of progress can be made in improving the lives of all people who live in Hamilton. Most immediate in the winter weather is the issue of shelter and respite from the cold. Over the holidays, the…

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HATS was at Supercrawl on the 9th of September to the 11th! We showcased one of our tiny shelters. It was great!

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Inside-HATS-Cabin The demonstration cabin, donated by Stoney Creek shed builder In the Back Yard, showcases many of the features that the first 10 cabins will have once built: insulated walls and floor, a bed, a microwave and small fridge, a wall socket to charge a phone, a fire extinguisher. “They will be safe and warm,” says HATS president, Julia Kollek. “There will be a bolt on the inside, a…

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