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.READ MORE: Boy, 8, Hailed A Hero After Discovering Baby Sister Unresponsive In Pool
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.READ MORE: California Allowing Theme Parks, Ball Parks And Stadiums To Reopen With Strict Limits On April 1
“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.MORE NEWS: SMUD Again Extends Suspension Of Non-Payment Shutoffs – Now Through June
The city would not buy all 500 tiny homes at once, but as needed.