SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The mayor of Sacramento is proposing the city spends up to $5 million to buy 500 tiny homes for homeless people.

In a Zoom meeting Monday, Mayor Steinberg endorsed the “Safe Ground” concept of self-governing encampments.

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The funding would go to organizations that will find sites to create small communities for the homeless. The city would supply electricity, potable water, restroom facilities, and garbage pick-up.

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“There are a variety of different models that provide a roof, four insulated walls, a front door, safety, and dignity for people who get to move indoors,” Steinberg said.

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The city would not buy all 500 tiny homes at once, but as needed.