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Oakland’s New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming Soon

The new community will house 65 people in tiny homes on city-owned land at Lake Merritt
By - posted 8/4/2021 No Comment

Construction began this week on a tiny home village city officials intend for homeless people on city-owned land at Lake Merritt. The property, located at East 12th Street, will eventually house 65 people in tiny homes and provide a comprehensive set of services to help residents transition to stable housing and health, officials said.

The city is partnering with Housing Consortium of the East Bay to manage a Pallet Shelter, built by a company of the same name that has tiny home communities in San Jose and Los Angeles.

See a virtual tour of a model unit.

Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas called the project a significant upgrade in living conditions, in a news release issued Tuesday by her office.

“Through this project, we will demonstrate that compassionate, trauma-informed, tiny home communities can effectively create safer and healthier communities, and also help residents successfully transition to stable housing and health,” she said.

Learn more about the project.

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