Frequently Asked Questions
What does it take to be an Eden Village of Wilmington resident?
Residents must prove that they are chronically homeless in Wilmington for longer than a 12-month period, have a physical or mental illness that has made them a high cost burden to the public and have the ability to subsidize their living expenses.
When will Eden Village of Wilmington be taking resident applications?
Eden Village is accepting applications but will not be evaluating them until the complex is complete and ready for residents. Eden Village of Wilmington’s tiny home community for the chronically homeless opening date is dependent upon funding.
When is the expected date of residents to be able to move in?
Eden Village of Wilmington will be built and ready for residents to move in as funding allows. We’re currently working hard on fundraising to make these first 32-homes a reality. This is a labor of love and donations of time, resources and money will make this dream a reality for the city of Wilmington.
How many homes will be in Eden Village of Wilmington?
32 tiny homes are scheduled to make up the first Eden Village of Wilmington tiny-home gated community. These homes will be wheelchair accessible, fully furnished and be arranged in a courtyard setting and be accompanied by a community garden and clubhouse center.
How are residents selected?
Residents will submit an application that proves that they are in-fact chronically homeless, and then a selection committee prioritizes candidates according to need and community-fit. Applicants will then go through an interview process, a background check and will be notified of acceptance, a waitlist opportunity or application denial.
Do residents of Eden Village of Wilmington live for free?
No. Each resident pays a portion of their monthly earnings from sources that include, but are not limited to, Disability, SSI, Pension, Veteran Benefits, Family Trust/Support, income from work, external means, etc. to pay for rent and amenities within the Eden Village community.
How long can a person live in Eden Village of Wilmington?
Forever. Eden Village is designed to allow housing to those that may never be able to do it on their own. Most residents that qualify to live in an Eden Village are individuals that due to mental health, physical limitations or extenuating circumstances are incapable of moving to a fully independent stable home life, which has led them to their chronically homeless status that qualified them in the first place. If residents meet the minimum requirements and are a good neighbor to other residents, they are welcome to stay in their home.