San Jose officials have unveiled a prototype of a tiny home they hope will provide transitional housing for homeless people by next summer.
The tidy white compact structure, which will be on display outside City Hall through Wednesday, is the first of 80 units that would make up two proposed tiny home villages intended to help homeless residents get back on their feet and into permanent housing.
Next week, the City Council will vote on whether to approve the locations and funding for the project.
“This has been a long time coming,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said at the unveiling ceremony on Monday.
On any given night there are about 4,350 homeless people in San Jose, according to the most recent point-in-time census.