Birmingham OKs plan to offer tiny shelters to the homeless

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The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Tiny shelters for the homeless were approved Tuesday by the Birmingham City Council.

Al.com reports the city plans to use up to $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to fund the program, along with support from non-profit organizations and corporate communities.

The proposed pilot program, called “Home for All,” would purchase 50 small, lockable shelters, along with accompanying shower/bathroom units that could be assembled to form a small shelter community.

Each basic unit costs about $12,000. The project now hinges on proposals by community groups willing to take on the administration of a program using the shelters.

Mayor Randall Woodfin said the city is not obligated to buy if no satisfactory plan emerges, but he’s confident a viable proposal will be put forth.

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1/10/2023 2:30:43 PM (GMT -6:00)

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