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Chandler Tiny Home Village in North Hollywood, California

California Pledges to Provide 1,200 ‘Tiny Homes’ for Unhoused Residents

Critics of the plan say the effort is a drop in the bucket in a state where tens of thousands of people experience homelessness every night.

March 21, 2023 - Cap Radio

Google Street View of San Diego Central Library building, slated to be converted into temporary shelter for unhoused residents

Old San Diego Library to Become Shelter

The long-disused Central Library will accommodate 26 unhoused residents starting later this month.

January 5, 2023 - Voice of San Diego

Rendering of tiny houses in garden setting

Where Is Salt Lake City’s Tiny Home Village?

A proposed ‘tiny home village’ meant to serve as temporary housing for unhoused residents has yet to break ground more than a year after it was announced.

August 10, 2022 - KUTV

Los Angeles

Temporary Trailers Will House Homeless in Downtown L.A.

If approved, a City Council motion would mark a shift in how Los Angeles deals with a rising number of homeless residents.

January 23, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Could Streamline Temporary Shelters, Permanent Supportive Housing

Los Angeles is exploring multiple angles for sheltering the 34,000 homeless living in the city. Urbanize LA takes a look at two of the city's most recent legislative efforts to develop more supportive housing.

December 5, 2017 - Urbanize LA

From Displacement to Permanent

In Haiti, displacement camps full of people left without homes after the devastating January earthquake are becoming more and more permanent. Deborah Gans argues that these sites should be more carefully planned to foster functioning places.

September 24, 2010 - Places

God and the Granny Pod

A Methodist reverend has a vision of a portable living space for aging seniors that could be set up in a family's backyard. Local officials worry about them becoming permanent if zoning changes.

May 13, 2010 - The Washington Post

Portable, Stackable Housing Units

GOOD Magazine highlights designer Michael McDaniel's Reaction Housing System, a temporary shelter that can be stacked up and loaded onto a flatbed 20 at a time.

October 27, 2009 - GOOD Magazine

Working Families Charged Rent to Live in New York Shelters

Families who have income will now be charged a small rent to stay in public housing shelters in New York City, part of a 1997 state law that had up until now gone unenforced.

May 12, 2009 - The New York Times

Instant Architecture (Don't Add Water)

Oobject collects examples of instant architecture, temporary structures created mostly for the military to serve as hangars, sleeping quarters, or tactical command posts.

January 6, 2009 - oobject

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