Los Angeles debuts first tiny homes community to house homeless

Los Angeles debuts first tiny homes community to house homeless
High hopes for the tiny homes community in LA. Hope of the Valley video, Facebook

[Ed. – Best of luck.  Each unit is 64 square feet, and there are five each of toilets, showers, and sinks to serve 80 people.  The military makes that work; not sure how it’s going to go in the tiny homes projects.  There’s a short video at the Hope of the Valley Facebook page, which can be clicked through to at the link.]

In February, Amy Skinner got the keys to one of the 39 units on the one-acre plot located in a North Hollywood neighborhood and moved into the temporary space with her partner, John Golka, and their dog. …

The Chandler Street village was created and funded by Los Angeles in response to the homelessness crisis.


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The units cost about $7,500 each and were shipped from builder Pallet Shelter in Washington. The project’s total cost was around $5 million, according to City Councilman Paul Krekorian’s office.

The Chandler Street residents’ goal is to stay a few months, then move on to more permanent housing.

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