Sunday, February 14, 2021

Homeless Villages Begin Showing Up in Large East Coast Cities

Here's another example of things from the West Coast becoming popular in other regions of the country with Tiny House communities for the homeless now showing up.

City officials have selected a Hatfield nonprofit affiliated with a church that once sued the city on behalf of impoverished residents to create Philadelphia’s first-ever tiny-house village for the homeless, The Inquirer has learned.

The agency, Sanctuary Village, will build the site on city-owned property at 7979 State Road, the campus of Riverview Personal Care Home in Northeast Philadelphia, according to Liz Hersh, director of the city’s Office of Homeless Services. No city money will go into the construction, the cost and timeline of which are still undetermined, she added.

As part of the agreement that closed the sprawling, controversial homeless encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in October, the city committed to establishing two tiny-house villages to accommodate unhoused Philadelphians.

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