$130,000 for an 8-foot-by-8-foot shed? That’s what L.A. is paying in a bid to house the homeless
By DOUG SMITH, SENIOR WRITER
DEC. 12, 2020
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Combining public and private funds, the nonprofit now manages 550 tiny homes in villages on public property, private property and church property around the Seattle area. It costs from $300,000 to $500,000 to set up 40 or 50 homes, depending on the sewer connection, Lee said. Portable toilets initially used have been replaced by permanent bathrooms and showers.
The villages function as communities, with residents all performing chores and, at some, taking part in self-governance.
Seattle’s citizen-driven model never got traction in Los Angeles.
When a self-styled homeless activist started delivering hand-made tiny homes to people living on the streets, the city ruled the structures illegal and quickly stamped out the movement.
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Too bad the Gooferment squashes any private attempt to solve the problem that the Gooferment created!