transitional housing

Row of Pallet Shelter tiny home units with bicycles in front

The Role of Microhousing in Ending Chronic Homelessness

Affordable, quick-build ‘tiny homes’ can serve as a key stepping stone to a permanent housing situation for people experiencing homelessness.

September 1, 2022 - Diana Ionescu

hand holding house key with house-shaped keychain and house in background

What Is Supportive Housing?

Supportive housing combines affordable housing with social services providers to help people experiencing homelessness, disability, or other hardships transition to permanent housing.

May 11, 2022 - Diana Ionescu

Close-up image of person skating on indoor roller rink

From Skates to Shelter: Shuttered Rink To Become Transitional Housing

An iconic roller skating rink, closed during the pandemic, is being transformed into a bridge housing facility for unhoused Angelenos.

May 10, 2022 - LAist

This is a panoramic photograph taken on April 1st, 2021, of People's Park in Berkeley, California. During the COVID-19 pandemic the authorities eased restrictions on overnight camping by homeless persons on the grounds of People's Park. The photograph shows the presence of some of the tents set up during this period.

UC Berkeley Commits to Supportive Housing Project in People's Park

The university will work with the city and local nonprofits to provide 42 units of housing and supportive services to unhoused people living in Berkeley's iconic People's Park.

March 11, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Protest

L.A. Shifts Homeless Policy to Clear Street Encampments

Advocates say L.A.'s new focus on clearing 'unsightly' homeless encampments is a political band-aid that won't help people find permanent housing.

November 22, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Smog Skyline Zoom

A 'Tiny Home Village' Grows in Los Angeles

The complex can house over 200 people and will provide bathrooms and social services for people transitioning out of homelessness.

August 23, 2021 - The Eastsider LA

Motel 6 hotel room in Braintree, Massachusetts in 2015

Oregon's Version of Project Roomkey Offers Housing to Those Who Lost Homes to Wildfires

The program funds the purchase of hotels for housing people experiencing homelessness as housing costs in the state continue to rise.

June 15, 2021 - High Country News

Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Massachusetts

Transitional Housing Project Rejected Due to Parking Concerns

The nonprofit developer of a transitional housing project in Dorchester, Massachusetts argues that most residents of the proposed project won't own cars, but neighbors worry the added density will put a strain on local parking.

May 6, 2021 - Universal Hub

Downtown Los Angeles

Pre-Fab Tiny Home Village Takes Shape in L.A.

Along with communal showers and bathrooms, the village will also include laundry, storage facilities, and offices for social service providers.

April 19, 2021 - The Eastsider LA

Lost Our Home

The Four Kinds of Housing that Help the Homeless

Projects to add housing resources to help give homeless people a roof over the head have run into all sorts of public opposition—often times fueled by ignorance of how different kinds of homeless housing options work.

July 11, 2019 - Voice of San Diego

Tiny House Prefab

Closure of Tiny House Village in Seattle Prompts Concern

Meant to serve chronically homeless people, the Licton Springs tiny house village has been controversial from the start. It's uncertain whether enough permanent housing exists to resettle all residents.

October 6, 2018 - KUOW

Tiny Home

Tiny Home Villages: Who Will Host Them?

Imagine if hosting a transitional tiny home village for the homeless became the norm for all suitable vacant land?

November 21, 2017 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

Homeless Encampment

Berkeley Wants to Fund a Tent City for the Homeless

The city of Berkeley has a radical idea for how to build more transitional housing for its sizable homeless population.

July 27, 2017 - East Bay Express

Tiny House Prefab

Tiny House Communities Popping Up to Shelter Homeless

Villages of tiny homes are being prepared in Portland and Denver to help individuals transition out of homelessness

March 17, 2017 - Denverite

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