Community Key Living Solutions holds ribbon Cutting By opelikaobserver - March 17, 2021 0 335 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Photo by Michelle Key / Opelika Observer Key Living Solutions, a new nonprofit in Opelika, held a ribbon cutting Friday in front of a model tiny home. Emily Key, owner of the nonprofit, said she believes that small homes can be one of the solutions for the lack of affordable housing in Lee County. “I get phone calls everyday from people looking for one-bedroom housing,” Key said. “I decided I am going to do this. I am going to build eight of these out in Beauregard and I hope to [eventually] build some in Opelika. "I built this house to inform our local city officials and the community as a whole, on the tiny house movement. Tiny homes are extremely cost effective, energy efficient, affordable for both purchasing and renting and are absolutely needed in Opelika. I have a list of 32 citizens who want this first home, and the list is growing. Every age and gender... people from every walk of life. Opelika needs these, and I will not rest until I can properly serve the needs of my community."