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Your Call: Are tiny homes one solution to homelessness?

Dec 19, 2017


Every big city in California seems to have its own creative approach to housing the homelessness. San Jose is talking about tiny homes. Huge communal tents are being set up in San Diego. Oakland is using tuff sheds. And in San Francisco, the city’s navigation centers are meant to be a stepping stone to permanent housing. But does anyone know how to create real housing for the poor in the midst of plenty?


Jennifer Friedenbach, executive director of San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness

Andrea Urton, CEO of HomeFirst in Santa Clara County

Needa B, co-founder of Feed the People and The Village


Web Resources:

San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness


San Jose Mercury News: Editorial: San Jose’s ‘tiny homes’ plan needs re-boot with better information — and political leadership

SF Gate: SF supes OK one of Ed Lee’s last requests: fast-tracking homeless shelters

Oregon Live: Tiny homes for the homeless? Portland and beyond experiment

Oakland North: City council unanimously passes ordinance declaring a shelter crisis in Oakland Oakland approves plan to house homeless in Tuff Sheds

Open Housing: From protest to a place of their own

San Jose Mercury News: San Jose’s tiny homes for homeless: New plan for choosing sites

San Diego Tribune: San Diego's first large homeless tent set to open Friday