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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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Read the Spectator Article Here. At last, HATS has a home. The Hamilton Alliance for Tiny Shelters announced last week that the first of the tiny cabins intended to house houseless Hamiltonians will be located in the Gibson neighbourhood on Barton Street East. This is very good news. But not everyone is happy. More on that later. For now, let’s review what HATS is, and what it is not. HATS…

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We’re thrilled to announce we have a site to call home! Our tiny home community will be temporarily located at 647 Barton St. East, Hamilton. The site is located at the corner of Barton and Earl streets. Our goal is to have a dozen residents in their tiny homes by the coming holiday season. The snow started this week in our region, and the temperatures have plummeted. Finding shelter from the…

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Click to read the article and for more on our GoFundMe campaign.

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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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