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Pivot starts construction on tiny home community.

Byline: Journal Record Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth started construction Friday on its tiny home community.

The initial phase of the community on Pivot's campus at 201 NE 50th St. will have 12 tiny homes for teenagers and young adults who are living on their own without adult supervision.

The Pivot houses were initially backed by a $100,000 grant from Impact Oklahoma. The houses are being built with donated supplies.

The homes will be 14 feet by 20 feet and have a small kitchen, bed and bathroom.

Pivot has staff members on its campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

On Friday, students from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and Metro Technology Centers Construction raised the walls on the first three homes.

Marcus Ude, Universal Development Enterprises, is the volunteer general contractor for the first phase. Builders First Source donated all the framing lumber and Habitat for Humanity prebuilt the trusses. Dolese Bros donated concrete.

OSU-OKC build the walls on campus and transported them to the construction site.

Pivot has a 16-bed shelter on its campus. The shelter runs at about 92 percent capacity. It is licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to serve youths age 12 to 17 years old. Pivot also has two apartment units for those older than 17.

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Publication:Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)
Date:Mar 8, 2019
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