We can model the best qualities of tiny home villages around the country. One example is Opportunity Village in Eugene, Ore. Though not a housing first model, this micro-house community provides extraordinarily cost-effective, transitional housing for the city's poorest and homeless. The village offers the previously unhoused mutual support, security, stability and privacy. Built for, and by, its residents, it is also self-governed. And therein lies its greatest strength — it empowers once disempowered individuals to make decisions about how their community is operated and managed. By giving individuals responsibility, they take wholesale ownership in the truest sense. From homelessness to homeownership now becomes a reality.