San Jose opens first tiny home community for formerly homeless residents

A tiny house community for the homeless opened recently in San Jose, California and it looks great.
The project has been in the making for three years and now it is finally up and running. The houses are there to provide temporary shelter for those who lost their homes due to different circumstances and they can occupy these homes for 60 days.
After this period they will be provided with permanent housing. The tiny house community is fully equipped with everything needed for comfort and safety and has even bike racks and small patios with flowers.
There is also 24-hour security provided and resident services. The community was set up by a group of hard-working volunteers and residents have already started moving into the units. The housing community has space for a total of 40 residents, and so far 9 houses have found temporary owners.

According to Mayor Sam Liccardo, this is an example of best practice that hopefully will be replicated in other cities too and help as many people in need as possible. The cabins are also a low-cost option for cities willing to invest in such solutions, as building one house costs around $6,500.

The entire investment into the project was more than $2 million but solves a very urgent issues in the best possible way by giving temporary housing to people who would otherwise be living on the streets.


10 Responses to “San Jose opens first tiny home community for formerly homeless residents”

  1. Elaine Brillhart says:


    I visited San Jose in 2015 and in the park in front of the court house was a nice gentelman that would hold up a wooden stick cross before he would talk to me…I hope he finds a home there in your home. I have photos of him if you want. Thank you for your invention.

  2. rose says:

    Where is the kitchenette and bathroom facilities? To be a home, one needs areas for sanitation and a means of nutrition preparation. Is there a rental “cost” – such as tenants providing maintenance and cleaning if given the supplies?

  3. Marguerite Sanchez says:

    I love the idea! I live in NYC and that would be a great solution for the homeless, especially homeless women and Possibly women with children!❤️❤️❤️❤️Awesome!

  4. Jane says:

    Im from Philippines and i just saw this tiny house for community and homeless i just want to say im very admiring and impressed for the style and ofcourse for this project for the people ❤. I am a painter and carpentry and someday one of my dream i want to build also my own house style 😔🙂

  5. Renee James Monton says:

    Can you also Invest here in the philippines to many families canot afford to buy a big houses

  6. Renee James Monton says:

    Can you also Invest here in the philippines to many families canot afford to buy a big houses

  7. Gina says:

    This is great, but a woman mentioned that Habitat for humanity Built these. I want to know where this is , because the city seems to think it’s ok to squeeze all of the homeless into the downtown area where many TAXPAYERS AND HOMEOWNERS are inundated with homeless and garbage as it is! When are the nimbys going to take some of the burden?!

    I’m all for housing the homeless, but Liccardo lives downtown and he sees the filth around us! People are crapping on the streets, using drugs, drug dealing, dumping, and behaving erratically! WE KNOW THE MAYOR SEES THIS! DO SOMETHING NOW!

  8. Dorothy says:

    If they would do this in every state then it would be wonderful and keep the homeless sheltered from the weather sun rain snow what ever it be I was homeless in December sleeping in a broken down car ppl stole my rent my cards my phone anything I had in the car but it got towed any ways but I could not get into shelter because had no ID so my prayers for the homeless an prayers for the ones that built these homes thank u God bless you they need more in other states

  9. Tamara says:

    They’re called cabins. In cabin situations, there are shared cooking locations and group restroom facilities. Just like camps everywhere.

  10. Roya Thompson says:

    Interested in more info

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