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Tiny homes community opens in San Jose

Tiny homes community opens in San Jose

San Jose’s more than 6,000 homeless residents will have more opportunities to get off the streets and find permanent housing with the opening of 40 tiny homes in the northeast corner of the city.

The first “bridge housing community” in the city provides a safe and stable place to stay and supportive services while its tenants search for permanent housing.

Celebrating the official opening Thursday, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and nonprofit HomeFirst CEO Andrea Urton highlighted the yearslong effort it took to finalize the project.

“We came together as a community because we learned through this process that it takes a village to build a tiny home village,” Liccardo said, joined by a host of lawmakers, including Assemblymembers Kansen Chu and Ash Kalra, as well as state Sen. Jim Beall. “We are housing people, and that is critical, but we know we have much more work to do because we need many more resources.”

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