Sacramento Builds Tiny Homes for Homeless People with Ambition
150 People Served in Less Than Six Months
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has announced he wants to build about 1,000 tiny homes.
The concept follows Yuba County’s 14 Forward project, where 20 tiny homes serve as a launching point to get homeless people off the streets for good.
According to a CBS local news article, Quentin Barrett, who has been out of prison for nearly a year, is on his way up in the real world. After living on the streets for months, Barrett first found shelter with AGRM mission member Twin Cities Rescue Mission in Marysville. About a week later, he was next door inside one of the 14 Forward project’s tiny homes.
To live in one of these 20 tiny homes, an individual must be homeless but possess ambition. The project’s goal is to help tenants find permanent housing and a stable job.
Tenants have up to 84 days to stay in the tiny homes while they come up with an exit plan to get off the streets. The project has about a 30 percent success rate of people that move into permanent housing, and it has served about 150 people in the past year and a half.
Source: CBS Local
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