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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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