Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Gregory Veeck

Second Advisor

Richard Grinnell


This thesis assesses the relative merits of housing programs such as Tiny Homes Detroit for other places where equitable and affordable housing is in short supply such as Kalamazoo, MI. For context, prior to information on Tiny Homes, and Tiny Homes in Detroit, information about the forces that shaped the contemporary housing crisis in both Detroit and Kalamazoo are provided. Topics in these preliminary sections include information on Redlining, Subprime Mortgages, Equitable Development, and Gentrification. For a variety of factors summarized in the thesis, Tiny Home Communities are a possible solution that, on a micro scale, can provide the most vulnerable residents in smaller cities such as Kalamazoo with the opportunity of expanded affordable housing options in the city.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

Tiny Homes Thesis Powerpoint Kozlowski.pdf (3209 kB)
Defense Presentation