Homeless families get keys to new tiny houses in Santa Clara County
For most, a 100-square-foot room would be barely enough space for a closet or a knick-knack storage room. For others, it now means getting off the street.
“My daughters are very excited to have their own tiny home and are grateful to be here,” said Arely in Spanish through a translator. She did not want to give her last name.
Arely and her family will be among the first homeless residents to move into Casitas de Esperanza at the Civic Center, a community of 25 tiny homes at 800 N. First St. that can accommodate up to 100 people.
Santa Clara County officials, including supervisors Otto Lee and Cindy Chavez and County Supportive Housing Director Consuelo Hernandez, were on hand Monday to open the center.
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