California Gov. Gavin Newsom enters a prototype of one of the tiny homes displayed at a news conference in Sacramento Calif., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Newsom announced plans to build 1,200 tiny homes statewide to reduce homelessness. | Courtesy of CAP Radio - AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Delivery of Small Homes Takes Leap Forward in Sacramento, San Jose

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The state’s effort to deliver small homes is taking a leap forward today with the communities of Sacramento and San Jose announcing significant progress in their plans to provide housing for individuals experiencing homelessness. Sacramento, in partnership with the state, has started construction on a small home village. Meanwhile, San Jose is making progress, having requested a lump sum payment of $12.7 million from the state for the acquisition of 200 small homes.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced an update on the state’s efforts to provide small homes to select communities across California for individuals experiencing homelessness. Sacramento and San Jose are the first two communities out of four announced last year, to make significant progress working with the state on the delivery of small homes.

“Sacramento and San Jose have stepped up to do the heavy lifting needed for the delivery of small homes. These communities are utilizing the resources and funding provided by the state to ensure that more housing is available for individuals experiencing homelessness.” Governor Gavin Newsom

Sacramento and San Jose are the first two communities to deliver on plans for small homes. The state and Sacramento have started construction at their Stockton Boulevard Safe Stay Community, which is designed for 175 small homes and is anticipated to be completed by late summer. Sacramento has also designated an additional location for their remaining allotment of 175 small homes.

Read full press release here.


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