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Cabins for homeless showcased in North Park housing expo

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.

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.

“This frame can go up in two hours, “ said Jeeni Criscenzo, president of the nonprofit homeless advocacy group Amikas, as she stood next to a an unfinished wooden structure next to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Park.

San Jose: New law would make city first to allow “tiny homes” for homeless

An example of a “tiny home” for the homeless at a recent demonstration at San Jose City Hall.

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.

City housing officials and advocates for the homeless call the new legislation a “game-changer” in the fight to solve one of the Silicon Valley’s most intractable problems.

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