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Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 6:54am

Othello Village is on a plot of land behind a gas station, surrounded by a chain-link fence. It consists of 28 wooden huts and 12 tents that flap in a bitter Pacific wind.

eeni Criscenzo with Amikas was in North Park demonstrating camping cabins that could be used for homeless people until they can get into a permanent housing situation.
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:07pm

Advocates of a proposal to create areas for homeless people to live in small houses rather than in tents on sidewalks are showcasing the idea at a North Park church this week.

A 12' by 12' unit could sleep a small family.
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:01pm

A group of homeless advocates has unveiled examples of a long-brewing plan to create extremely low-cost emergency housing as a temporary remedy while longer te

An example of a “tiny home” for the homeless at a recent demonstration at San Jose City Hall.
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:19pm

A newly signed law will allow San Jose to become the first California city to create tiny homes for the homeless by bypassing the state’s confining building codes.

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:59am

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:52am

 In honor of San Diego Homeless Awareness Day, a local non-profit is showing off a possible solution to the homeless problem. 

Cooling Station for Hot Homeless People
Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016 - 8:32pm

“Silence encourages the tormentor …”

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 3:15pm

San Diego police are investigating a serie

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:00am

One advocate says small shelters are a needed stopgap

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:05pm

A ear ago, Mayor Eric Garcetti stood with First L

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 - 2:51pm

We all need sleep, which is a fact of life but also a legally important point.

Homeless Advocate Outraged over anti-homeless rocks
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 8:38pm

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The City of San Diego is taking a new and cont

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 4:38pm
I-Wood Tiny Shelter Assembly
Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:25am

Amikas will be providing an opportunity at Earth Fair to find out more about the tiny shelters being suggested as an alternative to the makeshift tent and tarp encampments springing up throughout S

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:00am

Back in 2014, as Jeeni Criscenzo took part in the yearly effort to count the region’s homeless residents, she observed a homeless woman with a baby in her arms.

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