The future of Los Angeles deserves better.

With 1 in 5 of LA's community college population and 1 in 10 of those enrolled in Cal State University suffering from housing insecurity, it's up to us as a community to enact change. 

By partnering with private landowners near campus, Our Backyard Homes can provide the link in the chain of change. Our portable micro-homes wheel into pockets of available residential space--without the landowner lifting a finger. Each micro-home is infrastructure-independent, meaning all of its power, water, and sewage is taken care of without utilities hookups.


Our Backyard Homes designs, funds, and builds the homes. 

Our scholarship program is a reward to students persevering despite housing insecurity. Soon we'll kick off a pilot program to house a handful of these students through our housing scholarship program.

Using financial contributions, community partnerships, and volunteer help, Our Backyard Homes will construct portable micro-dwellings, placing qualifying residents in proximity to campus courtesy of our landowner partnership program. 

Are you a property owner

interested in hosting a micro-home?


Are you a college student

in need of a place to live?

Neither of the above? We still need your support! All donations help kick-off our program! Please donate below!

Are you or someone you know experiencing homelessness?

We want to hear from you.

Our Backyard Homes is initiating a housing scholarship pilot program for housing-insecure college students. With housing insecurity in LA rising 20% since 2016, our program takes aim at bringing those numbers down. We are eager to learn from those fighting housing insecurity. To improve our program. And to help.

Please contact us at info@ourbackyardhomes.org.

PO Box 642780
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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