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  • Published on Feb 26, 2020
  • Some are calling it a turning point in the homeless crisis in Santa Clara County: San Jose opened up its first new tiny home community. Len Ramirez reports, (2-27-20)

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  • Miss T.E.A.
    Miss T.E.A. 2 years ago +1216

    I'd rather live in one of those tiny homes any day, rather than on the streets. Everyone needs shelter.

    • Jen Ivette Bigham
      Jen Ivette Bigham 6 months ago +1

      These are great ideas. And they get to feel part of a community 🥺

    • Kiana Kosack
      Kiana Kosack Year ago

      Obviously….

    • rellic
      rellic Year ago

      then work for it

    • Maureen Lang
      Maureen Lang Year ago

      yes

    • guest man
      guest man Year ago

      @Cameo Six let me tell you something, you’re wrong. In low income homes I enter I see beers stacked in the fridge and have drinking parties every weekend.

  • Angelicious in Cali
    Angelicious in Cali Year ago +320

    This is so much nicer to look at and safer than tents and trash. This can help people trying to change their lives. Los Angeles needs SEVERAL of these and I’m glad this one has security

    • rellic
      rellic Year ago +3

      give it a week

    • Mg Reynolds
      Mg Reynolds Year ago +2

      Totally agree with you

    • Lulo Lee
      Lulo Lee Year ago +5

      It’s much safer and more comfortable than mortgage and big house.

    • witness the hoax
      witness the hoax Year ago +7

      we need hundreds of them

  • Sidney Boo
    Sidney Boo Year ago +86

    This is awesome. I love the fact that the homeless can now live with some dignity.

    • Ian Walton
      Ian Walton 5 months ago

      they trashing them like everything else they touch. addicts.

  • Hazel Equinox
    Hazel Equinox Year ago +32

    This brought tears to my eyes. We need more of this in the world especially with covid times happening. Some of the kindest most loving people I know have faced homelessness at some point in their lives. This would have made their times on the street so much more comfortable and dignifying. It's hard to look for jobs when you're in a shelter because of their hours. They essentially force them to hop from place to place never truly relaxing. The police will get called on them if they stay in one place for long. They're forced to shower at gyms and pools. It's ridiculous. This is a much better solution for them until they get back on their feet.

    • JesusisGodCatLynn
      JesusisGodCatLynn 4 months ago

      PlZ! Sacramento.. NEVERMIND ABOUT YOUR STUPID SELFISH BEER GARDENS & Concerts ... there Are Too Many Tents out here & people DYING. It's SAD.

  • kara dizon
    kara dizon Year ago +373

    We need this type of community or housing in Los Angeles. Help homeless folks as well as our veterans. 🙏

    • Amany 24
      Amany 24 8 months ago

      No god but Allah
      Islam way for peace and the real monotheism
      Search for the truth and right way with honest heart And ask him for the right way for his mercy.

    • Carmen Elliott
      Carmen Elliott Year ago

      @Luis Gamez ABSOLUTELY! Veterans deserve better and come before able bodied lazy adults.

    • Jack Riley
      Jack Riley Year ago

      @winning It's taken me 79 years to build my ivory tower. I started by doing farm work at the age of ten. Left home with a tenth grade education at seventeen. Currently I'm proficient in four trades and working six days a week. I lived in a station wagon for several weeks back in 1967 while working as a machine repairman for Coke at two dollars and fifty cents an hour. I tried pot but thankfully it didn't like me. I've passed on offers of cocaine more than once and have no sympathy for those who became addicted. Mother Nature and Father Time are quick to accommodate those who do. No one is entitled to a free ride because of their stupidity. Those who's circumstance didn't involve drugs, laziness, or stupidity need help but not to the extent of ignoring people who work hard for what they have. My original statement is merely a fact and nothing you or I can say will change the truth in it!!

    • I think we’re going to need a bigger gun
      I think we’re going to need a bigger gun Year ago

      @winning this is aside the fact of everything I stated. With VERY few exceptions, homeless people often reap what they sow

    • winning
      winning Year ago

      @I think we’re going to need a bigger gun I lived in a shelter for a year and it's the most corrupt place to ever be in modern times.
      The staff members are usually sadistic narcissist bullies who run the place and who treat everyone differently and have their favorites and the ones who they use as a punching bag.
      We were literally starved and denied water during quarantine because the staff was coming down with covid and would not let us order outside food and fed us minimum.
      Women and children crying out of hunger and unfortunately nothing can be done and I don't blame these people for not wanting to go to a shelter.
      Shelter abuse is a thing and until you lived it you wouldn't understand.

  • pyrotechnick
    pyrotechnick Year ago +13

    Good job, I've been following this story since the proposals were made for tiny housing years ago. I'm glad that San Jose is committed to this project.

  • Andrea Castaneda
    Andrea Castaneda Year ago +3

    This is amazing 🙏🏼❤️ This is what all communities should be doing!

  • Daniel Atkinson
    Daniel Atkinson Year ago +28

    I was on the streets for years. May this concept go National.

    • JesusisGodCatLynn
      JesusisGodCatLynn 4 months ago

      IT WONT ..the rich won't allow it in THEIR Beloved Neighborhoods . EVER..Soo Sad.

    • Ian Walton
      Ian Walton 5 months ago

      put them in the unused FEMA camps. Drugs are a pandemic worse than c vid.

    • pex320
      pex320 6 months ago

      And how did you get off the streets?

  • joss
    joss Year ago +4

    This is great. Sadly lots of homeless refuse to accept these kinds of great gestures because they’d rather be smoking and able to do whatever they do rather than being in a safe and healthy environment like this. But honestly this is amazing and I hope a lot of people decide to come and live here

  • HAVE FAITH ALWAYS
    HAVE FAITH ALWAYS 2 years ago +738

    THEY NEED THIS ALL OVER THE WORLD

    • Jim Gamble
      Jim Gamble 2 years ago

      Wouldn’t happen in the uk.....😞

    • DreamWarrior
      DreamWarrior 2 years ago

      go pay for it then

    • Suzy the Cockatoo
      Suzy the Cockatoo 2 years ago +1

      Won't it promote more homelessness? Why earn a living when it's handed to you.

    • Joey Dominguez
      Joey Dominguez 2 years ago

      @Cody H I dont think it's the drugs , I think it's the social problems that lead to drug use/addiction that needs to be resolved

    • mymymy
      mymymy 2 years ago

      Agree. I've been saying for a long time tiny home communities need to be more common not just for homeless, but for first time home buyers, or people who live alone. Currently in most places, homes like these are hard to come by, and need to be built brand new plus you need land for it.

  • Serenity Infinity
    Serenity Infinity Year ago +16

    This is so wonderful. God bless you who ever started all these.

  • Karin Propheter
    Karin Propheter Year ago +17

    That was a long time coming and I am so glad that there is security on the premises

  • Red Wash
    Red Wash Year ago +1

    The architect did an amazing job. I originally didn’t understand why there was so much open space when a house takes so little space, but I realized that it makes the town feel so much more human. Efficient grids would feel like a prison but this seems nice to live in.
    Also, Homes built with communal areas could be used in high rent places to conserve space and make housing affordable. This idea seems functional not just for the homeless but general people who want to save money on rent.

  • Janet Ricamara
    Janet Ricamara Year ago +1

    Awww these are so nice, clean and comfortable. God bless those who made this possible. 🙏🏼
    Everyone deserves a safe and decent place to call home. I wish I was a billionaire, I’d build thousands of these little homes for the homeless. ❤️🥺

  • Nick Joyce
    Nick Joyce 2 years ago +685

    This is where the tiny home trend should have gone, the houses are inexpensive to build easy to group together and makes it easier for people to finally get out of being homeless

    • toetz
      toetz Year ago +1

      if only they have the same mentality as you ...but to live there ..there are rules...and they dont want rules .. so if you GIVE IN to them as you people in the left always does... dont expect that community to be peaceful and clean

    • cat faoro
      cat faoro Year ago

      I believe she just wanted to know with Covid going on how do they share a kitchen. But now I'm going to answer her questions.....they possibly cook the food and now eat it back in their rooms instead of the usual social manner.

    • Valerie Jean
      Valerie Jean Year ago +1

      They can put an electric frying pan and a crock pot on their desk and use that.

    • Celia Sedillo
      Celia Sedillo Year ago +1

      @Glenna Russell are are you being funny about it are you making fun of them are you being a smartass what do you what do you mean I think you're. Are you a woman. Can you guess what do you eat.are you rich are you poor are you old are you homeless are you disable what who are you that you're making a smart remark like that before you talk. It don't matter when the f*** you eat. Love is everything you can eat. If you make it with love it it's great..🥴

    • Ina Stepanov
      Ina Stepanov Year ago +1

      This way, the authority ( Governer, Mayor, Senator, Congressman, Congresswoman) should work, for people, doing a good things to make people in need happy! This is call “ Humanity”! Thank you to everyone, who worked for this project!

  • Amanduh Wallace
    Amanduh Wallace Year ago

    Awww you go San Jose!! That's incredible! Amazingly thoughtful and kind. Show us the way forward

  • vickie simpkins
    vickie simpkins Year ago

    What a wonderful idea..would love to see more states doing this for the homeless.

  • Ben W
    Ben W Year ago

    Great! This needs to happen in other major cities throughout the country. Housing and jobs for homeless folks, from seniors and veterans all the way to homeless youth, teen moms, LGBT youth, handicapped folks -- There is so much need. All people need basic food and shelter and jobs, ways to contribute and have dignity. If we could do that, we'd boost living conditions and the economy and lower crime rates because people would be able to get what they need to live from paying jobs. The constant worry and stress of how to survive, I can't imagine. People who speak against this don't get it. I wish more people would understand and care.

  • Maria Fe Santiago
    Maria Fe Santiago Year ago +9

    I've been there in San Jose last 2015, 2017, 2019. I saw manny homeless leaving in the sides of freeway, in the corner of malls. But thank God its good to see other homeless have now their own home to leave.

  • ArmaniCoat
    ArmaniCoat 2 years ago +178

    i’m crying. this is honestly the best news i’ve heard in the last months after all the bs that’s going on. this is truly amazing and i hope other cities start doing this. idgaf who you are or where you come from, no one deserves to go to bed hungry or cold. we need to help eachother and stop being so selfish! just remember when you walk past someone who is an outcast, that’s someone’s mother, father, brother, or sister. so be kind to one another for the love of god!

    • Lisa
      Lisa Year ago

      @Roswitha Bearfield yep! 🙂❤️☮️

    • Lisa
      Lisa Year ago

      Don't say your crying then I will start crying. Agreed with everything you said!

    • Roswitha Bearfield
      Roswitha Bearfield 2 years ago +2

      @tyvek05 you need to look up stories about millionaires and billionaires who became homeless over night. It could literally happen to anyone, you don't even have to live paycheck to paycheck for it to happen.

    • Eisen Hower
      Eisen Hower 2 years ago

      Finally found someone who knows appreciation. How bless you. Some people in Africa don't have this

    • Pat Fussy
      Pat Fussy 2 years ago +2

      Mary Suniga do you actually engage with homeless people? I bet that you don’t. I’m my job, I’m in contact with them everyday and he’s right. Many of them choose to be homeless.

  • Carlen Sabagquit
    Carlen Sabagquit Year ago

    There are many tiny home communities in other states, so it's awesome to see this same model in San Jose. This should be a model replicated in other cities in the Bay Area to help the homeless be in safe and clean space to help get back on their feet. To give them back a sense of dignity. The community structure, coupled with the social services available to them is critical in their transition back to permanent housing. Amazing work San Jose!

  • Carmen Elliott
    Carmen Elliott Year ago

    I want to see inside these tiny homes and have the tenants tell how they feel about them. Something to warm my heart.

  • N. Rickett
    N. Rickett Year ago

    I love when people help others that's progress and helps bring balances. Awesome, I love this.

  • DG Grate
    DG Grate 5 months ago

    I love this so much, obviously a huge step in the right direction. But as some one living with debilitating mental illness(thankfully housed though), this living arrangement would seriously feed my generalized/social anxiety and I can guarantee I would regularly struggle with simple self care tasks like brushing my teeth, eating, showering, etc, if I ever had to live there. I know not all, but a lot of homeless people struggle with mental disorders as well, and it DOES NOT cost more to make individual bathrooms for each unit, rather than the communal bathrooms and kitchens. My husband is a contractor, and he's literally built multiple studio units, so we know there is no reason not to give everyone there own personal, private bathroom and cooking area, other than to babysit them with the security guard to make sure they aren't wasting water or starting fires. I'm totally on board with a security being there though, and I think he could handle being trained to deal things like a little kitchen fires and whatever may occur due to people having their own studios with all the usual amenities

  • Yolanda Romero
    Yolanda Romero 2 years ago +357

    Its AWESOME, now they have a home to come home to and sleep in a warm bed...I know they definitely appreciate it. More cities should do the same .

  • Clurk Roberts
    Clurk Roberts Year ago

    I’m very proud of the city leadership taken positive action for these homeless people

  • Mg Reynolds
    Mg Reynolds Year ago

    I'm glad to see someone is making an effort to help the homeless now this is something I'd gladly donate to

  • Jason Alba
    Jason Alba 3 months ago +1

    Wow I think that it's great to give people a chance to settle down and have the time and comfort they need to get back on their feets. They should have a camp like this everywhere for those who are struggling, I know it's going to feel uncomfortable at first but at least it's nothing more than a support system that is necessary and can help society greatly.

  • Conceicao Fujisawa

    What a wonderful news. Nobody deserves to live on the street. Congratulations for those who participate in this project and for those who got a new house. 👏🏼👍🏼

  • Paws Fur God
    Paws Fur God 2 years ago +188

    God bless everyone who had a part in making this housing possible. God bless the residences. I pray that more cities do this this is awesome and wonderful thing!!!

    • Amany 24
      Amany 24 8 months ago

      No god but Allah
      Islam way for peace and the real monotheism
      Search for the truth and right way with honest heart And ask him for the right way for his mercy.

    • Pst Kingsley
      Pst Kingsley Year ago +1

      Beloved, I don't know you in person but God knows you. God ministered to me in a revelation when I was on your profile to see things around you,I saw blessings but spiritual attacks holding onto them,in prayers,i saw a woman in the realm of the spirit monitoring and plotting delay in your life, with an evil mirror, and with a motive to destroy. But as I speak to you now her time is up, Render hand of favour with Anything you can afford or give to these motherless foundation (Godstime MOTHERLESS FOUNDATION) in kebbi state nigeria before 2DAYS with faith, as I Rise my hands towards heaven and pray for you they shall serve as point of contact wherever you are, you will receive double portion of grace to excel and total restoration of breakthrough in your life and in the life of your family. Ask for their acct details and help them call the MD in charge of the orphanage to get their details on (WhatsApp or call them now on +2348115850862) tell him I sent an you. For it is not by might nor by in power but of the spirit saith the lord (zechariah 4:6). You shall testify to the Glory of God in your life. God bless you....

  • Mr Tunde
    Mr Tunde Year ago +1

    Great idea! I've been wanting to BUILD A tiny home in my home-country in Naija in Africa. Most rest estate folks tend to build communities for the wealthy in Naija, but I am interested in tiny/container housing as it's promising. Thankfully, some dude in Naija who is from my culture actually, he built the first prototype of a tiny 20 ft container home that had 1-2 bedrooms and a kitchen/bath. I have cool ideas on how to maximize space in tiny homes... I just can't wait to set foot back in Naija ASAP so that I can join the youth in building affordable housing/infrastructure, and in creating jobs, GOD WILLING!

  • Miraculous57
    Miraculous57 Year ago

    Warms me. Need more of this cross the country ❤️

  • Keoki Kahumoku Koa
    Keoki Kahumoku Koa Year ago +86

    I wish they would do that here in Hawaii, regardless if people are drug addicts or whatever, just make tiny homes like these to get them off the streets, THEN off of the drugs. Aloha from Hawaii

    • THX 1138
      THX 1138 Year ago

      @Hmngbrd77 We were envisioning utilizing these vacant malls and turning them into transitional centers with security, medical, legal, mental health, and food facilities - like all-inclusive temporary residential centers to assist the homeless to help get them on their feet again.

    • Hmngbrd77
      Hmngbrd77 Year ago +3

      Off of drugs first. The drug epidemic is out of control. They should be institutionalized for at least a year. Reward them with a tiny house and jobs when they get out.

    • Habibi Kebab the III
      Habibi Kebab the III Year ago

      Then more homeless people would move to Hawaii. Hawaii sends homeless people to Alaska and California

    • Suzann Wille
      Suzann Wille Year ago +2

      Didn’t know this about beautiful Hawaii

    • Kathy Larson
      Kathy Larson Year ago +1

      Unfortunately, giving them tiny homes will not get anyone drugs, unless you think they are taking drugs because they are not happy, not

  • Odette Marie Moronez

    We need more now!!! Prayers please 🙏 folks! 💞

  • Barbara Jean, Bracelet Lady
    Barbara Jean, Bracelet Lady 2 years ago +784

    🦋This is the most humane housing community, I've ever seen.

    • eric Spencer
      eric Spencer Year ago

      @Deidre Coday It is better than living in the streets dude. It's not a hotel for you or me to go to. It's a homeless shelter. You're pretty shallow aren't you?

    • Joe H
      Joe H Year ago +1

      @Luis Rodriguez 12k a year is low income. Where tf is 100k low income? Leave LA or NYC

    • Joe H
      Joe H Year ago

      @Deidre Coday Umm, the alternative is in a tent below an underpass

    • Rashid
      Rashid Year ago +1

      @Deidre Coday Eh we had those in college, better than being homeless and not even having a bathroom

    • Luis Rodriguez
      Luis Rodriguez Year ago

      Not the solution. Yes it’s better than living in the streets but how sustainable is that when $100k a year is considered low income.

  • Whatwillbe M
    Whatwillbe M Year ago

    Thank you this warms my heart..this is a start...we need this all over♥️🙏🏻please help all those in need give them back their pride and dignity....

  • Keybyss
    Keybyss 5 months ago

    This is honestly really cool, and the houses themselves look super cozy!
    I think my only complaint (albeit as someone who’s not homeless/not an expert on this, so correct me if needed) is that I honestly feel as though ground-up communities like this should be made to feel much like visitable, permanent communities like other traditional neighborhoods with potential businesses and amenities mixed in to provide cheap housing to non-desperate Americans *alongside* a good chunk set aside for the homeless. That way, amenities like medical care & schools can be accessed easier (unless it already is in this community?) and both homeless and non-homeless can intermingle more. Plus, while the homeless need housing the most, we also should look into middle class/general lower cost housing in general, whether they’re in communities like this or not. There is also the argument as to whether exclusively low-rising housing like this could actually bring harm in the long run in regards to housing costs/stock, as it has throughout the rest of the country, though maybe that doesn’t matter so much in these kind of communities?
    That being said, this looks really nice, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being super helpful at the very least!

  • davidareyouhuman
    davidareyouhuman Year ago

    Finally something positive!!!! This is what I like to see and hear! Humanity helping each other for the better of tomorrow.

  • Rina Ticson
    Rina Ticson 2 months ago

    This needs to be done all over this country. A hand up . ❤

  • katie Prib
    katie Prib 2 years ago +63

    literally why can’t we do this for every town? they would be so thankful to even have a small sheltered place... this is awesome. ❤️

    • Dee Kang
      Dee Kang 2 years ago

      And now your tax dollars are being put to good use?

    • D Blades
      D Blades 2 years ago +1

      @J Worth it's also hard to get a job when you dont want one because the tax payers keep giving hand outs.

    • D Blades
      D Blades 2 years ago +1

      @Holy Ghost & Fire I do help. I help a lot. With my tax money. Everyday when I go to work.

    • Holy Ghost & Fire
      Holy Ghost & Fire 2 years ago +5

      D Blades a lot of homeless people, especially in California, have jobs but can’t afford a place to live. Stop judging and try helping, maybe then there’d be less homeless people. Learn compassion, it’s a great trait to have. You never know when you’ll need someone to have compassion on you.

    • J Worth
      J Worth 2 years ago +6

      D Blades it’s really hard to get a job when you have no address and can’t take a shower. This is supposed to be transitional.

  • Rosie Marie
    Rosie Marie 11 months ago

    I love this! I do hope this organization is also providing mental health services as that is really the key to keeping folks off the streets permanently

  • Fuxk off😌
    Fuxk off😌 Year ago

    A wonderful idea whoever came up with the idea god bless them there’s been more homeless ppl out here where I live especially after Covid and something like this would be a great thing to do

  • Steven Gould
    Steven Gould Year ago +73

    I'll be curious to know what this place looks like a year from now.

    • That Place on Brighton
      That Place on Brighton 11 months ago +1

      You can lead the homeless to housing but you can’t MAKE them change. Just look at the tent cities….no different. Tons of crap everywhere. Yes please….honest pictures and news reporting from this place in a year or two (before and afters) PLEASE!!

    • Bev Green
      Bev Green Year ago +1

      Come on people we know it’s going to be a shithole in a year , also why are they always temporary ?

    • Scorchgarden Ultra Hot Hot Sauces
      Scorchgarden Ultra Hot Hot Sauces Year ago

      @a adezo Not true.

    • a adezo
      a adezo Year ago +3

      Notice, u are only a paycheck away from needing this kinds of service.
      Put you're nose down

    • Scorchgarden Ultra Hot Hot Sauces
      Scorchgarden Ultra Hot Hot Sauces Year ago

      @mike askme Ive seen the results in person with friends that have been adversely affected by this. You did the assuming. Im not a junkie or alcoholic or felon and ive always been OVER employed because those are the choices i chose to make.

  • Charles Reinhart
    Charles Reinhart Year ago

    Its genius I love it ,a step forward yet not a permanent situation for most as they move even further into recovery from disaster
    Impressive very impressive

  • Ramons Media Blog
    Ramons Media Blog 2 years ago +5144

    At least San Jose is doing something about the major problems. Los Angeles is doing nothing.

    • Yvonne Brown
      Yvonne Brown Year ago

      Las Angles should be ashamed of them selfs everyone should have shelters to help homeless

    • Paul Suprono
      Paul Suprono Year ago

      @Will Willy YOU Willy . . . are but ONE ! There are others that are willing to contribute . . . if they jus had a roof, over their head ! 😬💀🇺🇸

    • ícҽís թհօҽղíx
      ícҽís թհօҽղíx Year ago

      They are adopting this in Echo Park Ca

    • Jon M
      Jon M Year ago

      LA is doing nothing would be better than what they're actually doing

    • John Smith
      John Smith Year ago

      @N Esco Easy solution. STOP PANDERING to the homeless. It's as simple as that. No Birdseed and the birds dont come. Got it? Let 'em go somewhere that does Pander to them.

  • Jaspen Takanawa
    Jaspen Takanawa Year ago

    This is so cool. Love it that so many people are helping the homeless.

  • Victoria Zapata
    Victoria Zapata Year ago

    This is awesome and every city should have this available for the homeless.

  • Lav Merc
    Lav Merc Year ago

    Awesome changes San Jose!! May God continue to change the hearts of people for good! God bless you all!

  • shaesham
    shaesham Year ago +6

    This is how people can actually grow individually again. Everyone needs a home base at a minimum to move upwards.

  • nona yobizz
    nona yobizz 2 years ago +46

    This is crazy,both my mom and I said a long time ago that this would be perfect for homeless people. ...This is awesome!!!

    • Pst Kingsley
      Pst Kingsley Year ago

      Beloved, I don't know you in person but God knows you. God ministered to me in a revelation when I was on your profile to see things around you,I saw blessings but spiritual attacks holding onto them,in prayers,i saw a woman in the realm of the spirit monitoring and plotting delay in your life, with an evil mirror, and with a motive to destroy. But as I speak to you now her time is up, Render hand of favour with Anything you can afford or give to these motherless foundation (Godstime MOTHERLESS FOUNDATION) in kebbi state nigeria before 2DAYS with faith, as I Rise my hands towards heaven and pray for you they shall serve as point of contact wherever you are, you will receive double portion of grace to excel and total restoration of breakthrough in your life and in the life of your family. Ask for their acct details and help them call the MD in charge of the orphanage to get their details on (WhatsApp or call them now on +2348115850862) tell him I sent an you. For it is not by might nor by in power but of the spirit saith the lord (zechariah 4:6). You shall testify to the Glory of God in your life. God bless you....

  • Biggus Dickus
    Biggus Dickus Year ago

    This is great. It's like depression era community housing. I hope these people can better their lives and become happy and healthy.

  • J Reburg1
    J Reburg1 Year ago

    Fantastic idea and execution, I have to say now as other cities such as my own here in Massachusetts can adopt the same program that would be wonderful

  • Mark Green Thompson
    Mark Green Thompson Year ago +3

    That is such a great idea..its giving the homeless a decent place to call home . ...these could b built also for low income people as well ...love it ...(colleen)

  • Edith Valencia
    Edith Valencia Year ago

    I hope it works out and the idea can spread, it looks really great 😍😎 Hopefully the people who move in keep it clean and nice for those who will come after (since the bathrooms and kitchen are communal)

  • Marc R
    Marc R 2 years ago +263

    I've had this idea for about 20 years, so amazed someone finally started doing it, we need this to go worldwide. If we can all volunteer our time doing this, we can end poverty and significantly reduce inequality.

    • jenmygem
      jenmygem Month ago

      20 years?

    • Darrin Crowell
      Darrin Crowell 4 months ago +1

      Everybody has the opportunity to make something of themselves. If you choose not to act on those opportunities or make bad decisions that is on you.

    • JesusisGodCatLynn
      JesusisGodCatLynn 4 months ago

      @JOE BLOWS Some ppl are mentally ill, & Some ARE Disabled ..they NEED to Address these Issues

    • ABCD
      ABCD 6 months ago

      Well, where you at? I'm in Boston and want to do this. Definitely could use help!

    • KLOWИ
      KLOWИ Year ago +1

      You sound like a politician that's really all talk but does nothing.

  • mike askme
    mike askme Year ago +2

    Okay my only question is what took them so long and why aren't we doing more of this, every city in the USA has acres upon acres of abandon factory sites, unused strip malls so why aren't cities doing this not just for the homeless but for everyone. Charge a small fee for rent use solar for Utilities and grid services while people are working to get back on their feet.

  • Helen Nacua
    Helen Nacua Year ago

    Human dignity demands a decent home for the homeless. My salute to the local government officials and their partners for this noble accomplishment. I hope it will become a template for every state and countries all over the world.

  • Paula Virany
    Paula Virany Year ago

    Smart. I've always wondered why cities don't do this. You need security and people need a basic place to clean, look for work, and sleep safely. Bravo San Jose!

  • 99dynasty
    99dynasty Year ago +8

    I think getting people to volunteer to build these things would be no problem.

  • Gina Pierre
    Gina Pierre Year ago +2

    Love this idea. I live in long island new york,please bring the tiny house community here please.

  • Stacy Williams
    Stacy Williams Year ago

    This is beautiful I love it that they made tiny homes to help the homeless I wish that could happen nationwide.

    • Pst Kingsley
      Pst Kingsley Year ago

      Beloved, I don't know you in person but God knows you. God ministered to me in a revelation when I was on your profile to see things around you,I saw blessings but spiritual attacks holding onto them,in prayers,i saw a woman in the realm of the spirit monitoring and plotting delay in your life, with an evil mirror, and with a motive to destroy. But as I speak to you now her time is up, Render hand of favour with Anything you can afford or give to these motherless foundation (Godstime MOTHERLESS FOUNDATION) in kebbi state nigeria before 2DAYS with faith, as I Rise my hands towards heaven and pray for you they shall serve as point of contact wherever you are, you will receive double portion of grace to excel and total restoration of breakthrough in your life and in the life of your family. Ask for their acct details and help them call the MD in charge of the orphanage to get their details on (WhatsApp or call them now on +2348115850862) tell him I sent an you. For it is not by might nor by in power but of the spirit saith the lord (zechariah 4:6). You shall testify to the Glory of God in your life. God bless you.....

  • _inspiresmoriah_
    _inspiresmoriah_ Year ago

    Im very happy that homelessness can finally have shelter. Thank god🙏🏽 I just hope Los Angeles does this solution because its very sad without a roof over thier heads😞

  • Eric Sanjuan
    Eric Sanjuan Year ago +9

    I need to get into that business, those things are way smaller than a Home Depot $4k storage shed and are being sold to the city at 80K a clip. Helping the needy never ends up being an act of benevolence.

  • Evelyn Basemann White
    Evelyn Basemann White 11 months ago

    We need this everywhere. For the homeless crises and also the same concept for more affordable housing. I have been dreaming of buying a backyard tiny home.

  • Lasse Yeah
    Lasse Yeah Year ago

    Lovely to see that USA are finaly doing something for their own citizen and not only for them self. The crimes will with no doubt be reducing by having a tiny homes for the homeless people so the safety will be increasing both for the homeless citizen and the other citizens. :) Good job! Hope to see more of it! The cost will be reducing with lower crimes and bureaucracy, prisoners and so on as well because of it.
    Soon maybe you guys can be starting focusing on mental health issue in USA and maybe, just maybe america can starts to be a modern safe country.

  • MS
    MS Year ago +4

    finally those people has some decent place to live, it like a miracle for them, it is an act of humanity , best news of the day

  • Josef Holzer
    Josef Holzer Year ago

    It looks nice! We need more of these housing!

  • Zachary Deuel
    Zachary Deuel Year ago +1

    Is this so hard? This is what needs to be done on the west coast on a mass scale. People need to stop accepting open homelessness. It is not compassion it is neglect. Our communities should have upward movement not a downward spiral.

  • Charles Reinhart
    Charles Reinhart Year ago +4

    I talked to a chronic homeless and hd expressed the tiny home solution is spot on,he also said it should be priced for disability or 711 clerk affordability

  • LGTV Stick
    LGTV Stick Year ago +3

    If more of these would be built, I'd be happy to pay an increase on my taxes!

  • GTW
    GTW Year ago

    The next step would be tiny houses (250-400 sf) that contain a small bathroom and kitchen and would be open to people ready to leave the bridge housing and integrate with others who could benefit from tiny houses - elderly, young people just starting out like college grads, people new to the area, women leaving domestic violence, etc. It would be especially nice if there were an option to either rent or buy for those who want to remain in the community.
    In the 1950s, the average home was under 1000 sf. Even though families have gotten smaller, homes have gotten much bigger. There is no reason that one person needs that much space and prices make homeownership impossible for far too many. Smaller homes would address multiple problems.

  • Donna Harris
    Donna Harris 2 years ago +2491

    Such negative comments. I think it’s a nice idea. Tiny homes is privacy and it’s a great start.

    • Smbdy
      Smbdy Year ago

      I drove by these the other day...they were nice!

    • Edward
      Edward Year ago

      LOL

    • spikefivefivefive
      spikefivefivefive Year ago

      @CANTDOANYTHINGABOUTIT - "Some don’t care abt providing dignity to others."
      And what is a person's job to provide for him or herself?
      If you have no "dignity" for yourself then nobody else is going to "provide" it for you.

    • Matthew Harrp
      Matthew Harrp Year ago

      Boring video

    • Cynergy
      Cynergy Year ago +2

      They need to fix what’s causing the homelessness problem ie mental and drug illness. Once you sort out the problem and fix it there won’t be any homeless. These people are going to turn these into crack houses and were all paying for this crap.

  • J0 M4M4
    J0 M4M4 Year ago

    Just makes you feel good to know that they have to live here under government protection and not allowed to camp illegally. Money well spent to clean up the community for all to enjoy.

  • Leroy Worsley
    Leroy Worsley Year ago

    We need more of this in America! Bravo California!

  • Bri P
    Bri P Year ago

    I hope that bigger cities where the homeless situation is out of control like LA, SF and NYC take notes. This is what needs to be done.

  • Jeanne Helfrich
    Jeanne Helfrich Year ago +1

    I would love a follow up to this story. How is it working out? Are the people who stay here actually bettering their lives and getting jobs and then permanent housing? Is the tiny community clean and safe?

  • Kevin Li
    Kevin Li 2 years ago +1388

    Help them find jobs too so we can help restore their lives.

    • Loretta Green
      Loretta Green Year ago +1

      @Kevin Li finding them jobs is not realistically going to solve things. People with drug addiction are escaping pain and symptoms of PTSD and other personality disorders developed from trauma like childhood poverty and abuse. Trauma causes brain differences and symptoms like reactivity, impulsivity etc that don’t just disappear if someone has a job or a roof over their head. It’s very difficult and takes a long time for people to heal, even when they have good supports.
      Also lot of homeless people are different and born with neuro differences like autism, dyslexia and learning disabilities or have schizoaffective mental illnesses. These people don’t fit into society because capitalism doesn’t have a role for them.
      you seem to blame individuals and place an expectation that people can transcend these kinds of limitations just by being given a job. but it’s actually the collectives job to take care of people who have been injured (mental injuries are no different), support people who are born different in finding a way they can be a positive contributor to a family or community (traditionally before capitalism we viewed contribution in a much broader way and lived in communities and extended families) or accommodate people who are born different and need support to live in this society. Finding them jobs won’t change any of those things. For people who are neurologically different even if you find them a job they can handle- they don’t have the executive function to take care of all the stuff to stay employed and housed like paying bills or getting to work on time. The first thing is we need to figure out what kind of healing and support these people need and if we don’t have systems or people able to provide it, they need to be created. otherwise these people will just fall through the cracks again.
      Also, for those who simply lost a job and just need to get back on their feet... in many regions a person can have a full time job and still not be able to afford food and shelter. So even then a job doesn’t solve the problems of an economic system that doesn’t enable people working full time to support themselves.

    • George Liquor
      George Liquor Year ago

      @your majesti Jobs are slavery? How do you propose that these people support themselves?

    • Eva Puffy
      Eva Puffy Year ago

      you need a place to live to get a job.

    • Julian Marsh
      Julian Marsh Year ago

      @Hang Su There are solutions but not for this country....

    • Hang Su
      Hang Su Year ago

      @Renee Sznnn Show me a solution. Nobody can save you, even God, except yourself. Taxpayers can help them for a while, but not forever.

  • Desert Rose
    Desert Rose Year ago

    We need this in every state in the union. The endowments for the arts can WAIT!

  • Al Gonzalez
    Al Gonzalez Year ago

    Anything to help a fellow human to get back on their feet is a good thing. GOOD JOB CALIFORNIA !!

  • Teresa Gutierrez
    Teresa Gutierrez Year ago

    This is great...This is how you help the homeless community by caring and not pushing them a way. You give them hope .

  • RainbowRailroadCrossing

    They look really cozy despite being tiny but I think that’s the point. I’m happy that these people have a place to live.

  • Remedy....
    Remedy.... 2 years ago +79

    Sometimes just having some where to call home is all you need...It’s the principle, not the size. It makes people feel human, cared about & a reason to go forward....

    • Patricia Russell
      Patricia Russell 2 years ago

      Ms. Understood And it's safety.They can really rest.Its wonderful!

    • Jon Crane
      Jon Crane 2 years ago +1

      @B vegan Now not enough fertile land for the population.personal farming is hard work that isnt very efficient. Plus look out for the weather.

    • T C
      T C 2 years ago +1

      @B vegan Now
      School is very important. I have family who wish they could have had a good education. I agree with the grow your own food, spending time in Europe shows just how easy it is to grow your own food and it tastes so much better too.

    • B vegan Now
      B vegan Now 2 years ago +1

      Convince gov to let everyone have an acre of free tax free fertile land to grow a food forest on and live on.
      End farm subsidies. End tax
      breaks to farms exsept those who grow healthy vegan food for human consumption exsept no large mono crops.
      End mandatory school, ged and hsd requirements, age limits, minimum wage, and exsessive regs.
      People should be able to learn how to do a good job they want so they can afford a house and car before 18.
      For those who and whos parents can afford it, tax deductible chairty and or the about 180,000dollars spent on k thru 12 per student could pay for it and trash k thru 12 and some of that money could be used to promote more independence and healthy living.

  • Moon Beaumont
    Moon Beaumont Year ago

    Absolutely amazing. Australia needs to take note

  • MK JOE
    MK JOE Year ago

    Yes, Yes, Yes, We need to build a huge town with this kind of house and hospital school... let's help them

  • Renessa Dutch
    Renessa Dutch Year ago

    This is beautiful ❤️

  • Christian Zatarain
    Christian Zatarain Year ago +120

    I asked a professor at a architecture school about designing tiny homes and she trashed the idea and said they don’t have a place in the future. I designed a mobile shower unit for homeless people and another architecture professor said “don’t focus on the homeless, there’s not that many of them anyways”. Another professor got upset with me when I portrayed families in my design projects, told me we need to challenge the traditional family unit.
    These are the people in our “higher education” shaping the weak feeble minds of our youth.
    P.s. the school I went to was bought by a Chinese company months before the scamdemic. They received Millions in federal money months after buying the school. They forced everything online and reduced the size of the campus, they also raised tuition.

    • JesusisGodCatLynn
      JesusisGodCatLynn 4 months ago

      SAD

    • Keith Hernandez
      Keith Hernandez Year ago +6

      lost me at scamdemic. Everything you wrote was on the verge of bullshit, now it def is.

    • Christian Zatarain
      Christian Zatarain Year ago

      @Leia Jiang stfu

    • Leia Jiang
      Leia Jiang Year ago +7

      No the pandemic is not a scam just luke homelessness isn't. They are real things real people go through.

    • WTFhlostonparadise
      WTFhlostonparadise Year ago +3

      I might of said the same thing when I was young... How many years have you been working?

  • Maria olivia Almanzar
    Maria olivia Almanzar 2 years ago +295

    God bless who ever came with the idea some of those people is not the drugs that got them there having a bed every night is priceless god bless for the help.

    • A Username That’s Totally Original
      A Username That’s Totally Original 2 years ago

      Christian Lacroix - It’s a lot more than illusions

    • Christian Lacroix
      Christian Lacroix 2 years ago

      @xxx xxx Can't you tell when things are just illusions and ignore them ?

    • Js Travelers
      Js Travelers 2 years ago

      @xxx xxx
      My brother is in the same boat.
      He has me.
      He is lucky.
      Not everyone has someone.
      Love your family.

    • xxx xxx
      xxx xxx 2 years ago +1

      @Michelle L im schizophrenic and im not homeless but i would be if i didn't have family

    • Michelle L
      Michelle L 2 years ago

      There not all on drugs most have mental issues. Dont. Use drugs as a excuse

  • myra abe
    myra abe Year ago

    Yes they are really helping the homeless hoping they will build more and wishing those residence to appreciate this opportunity to have a safe place to live.

  • Fernando Loara
    Fernando Loara Year ago

    It's a very good program for the homeless people. Hope to make more to come.

  • Niesha Wade
    Niesha Wade Year ago +2

    This is a good thing, but I remember a few years ago this one guy was trying to do the exact same thing and they wanted to stop him. It is just crazy how they are okay with it now. Either way Thank God some changes are happening.

    • Joe H
      Joe H Year ago

      Different county but yes you're talking about Elvis

  • Donna Griffith
    Donna Griffith Year ago +27

    This need to be built in every city, because every city has homelessness!😢 40 is not enough! For all the money that Gavin Newsom has wasted 5000 of these Little houses should have them built if not more! Rent is so high in California. and it’s only going higher.🥺

    • 8Oh3 Films
      8Oh3 Films Year ago

      @IHASBAGUS "almost"

    • IHASBAGUS
      IHASBAGUS Year ago +2

      Almost everyone who has done drugs has purposely tried them

    • Zol Akechi
      Zol Akechi Year ago +1

      @IHASBAGUS You act like these people purposely do drugs. Grow some compassion.

    • IHASBAGUS
      IHASBAGUS Year ago +5

      I'm not paying for drug addicts homes

  • Cali Dreams
    Cali Dreams 2 years ago +268

    Finally, some hope for real solutions. We need more housing like this, thousands more. Look at skid row Los Angeles, decades of gross negligence, it has to end.

    • TradrLarryOne
      TradrLarryOne Year ago

      That will never happen Los Angeles has the worst nimb laws that prevent construction like this unless it is a high rise luxury skyscraper or apartment in LA it is impossible to build something this in LA simple cause of the regulations zoning laws and there is no profit to be made. Skid row will never be cleaned up.

    • x
      x Year ago +2

      there are almost too many people to help and you know a lot of them will end up right back where they were.. how do you think they got there in the first place? obviously shit can happen but most choose to do drugs all day instead of getting a job.

    • V L
      V L Year ago +6

      Why dont you pay for it?

    • Pst Kingsley
      Pst Kingsley Year ago +1

      Beloved, I don't know you in person but God knows you. God ministered to me in a revelation when I was on your profile to see things around you,I saw blessings but spiritual attacks holding onto them,in prayers,i saw a woman in the realm of the spirit monitoring and plotting delay in your life, with an evil mirror, and with a motive to destroy. But as I speak to you now her time is up, Render hand of favour with Anything you can afford or give to these motherless foundation (Godstime MOTHERLESS FOUNDATION) in kebbi state nigeria before 2DAYS with faith, as I Rise my hands towards heaven and pray for you they shall serve as point of contact wherever you are, you will receive double portion of grace to excel and total restoration of breakthrough in your life and in the life of your family. Ask for their acct details and help them call the MD in charge of the orphanage to get their details on (WhatsApp or call them now on +2348115850862) tell him I sent an you. For it is not by might nor by in power but of the spirit saith the lord (zechariah 4:6). You shall testify to the Glory of God in your life. God bless you....

  • H2 T2
    H2 T2 Year ago

    Really nice job, it's a good start. Eventually they might be able to expand to a second floor, cause 40 isn't much. Maybe they can hold rehab, counseling, job training, and other things in that communal Kitchen.

  • Rdawg
    Rdawg Year ago

    about damn time they started doing this. we need a better system. one that prevents homelessness and also helps people get out of homelessness instead of letting them rot out in the streets. i feel like i'm one of the few that tries to help them. you don't have to give them money. if they're hungry, buy them a sandwich or something if you can. remember that's someone's mother, daughter, brother, sister, ect out there.

  • Diego Aquino
    Diego Aquino 10 months ago

    We need more of this man

  • How We Learn & Grow Daily

    This is an awesome solution to help the homeless people...Every city in the US has unused land they can implement these solutions.

  • Finding Faith
    Finding Faith 2 years ago +296

    Praise God, bless everyone who was involved in this wonderful and needed change. We all need to do whatever we can in this life to reach out and love others.

    • Daimhin Aubrey
      Daimhin Aubrey Year ago +1

      @ieatalot2 you should talk to someone about that

    • ieatalot2
      ieatalot2 Year ago

      @Daimhin AubreyWOW WHY YOU SO OFFENDED BY A COMMENT, YOU DIDNT GET YOUR BUTT FUC?

    • Daimhin Aubrey
      Daimhin Aubrey Year ago +1

      @Finding Faith bruh good for you for finding your preferred form of escapism but don’t force feed it to others. you sound like an asshole. 10/10 jesus wouldn’t approve.

    • Daimhin Aubrey
      Daimhin Aubrey Year ago +1

      @Finding Faith revelation 0:0 don’t push your religion on other people cause that does the opposite of what you want to achieve and makes people really, really, really fucking hate your religion and people involved in it.

    • Functional Van Conversion
      Functional Van Conversion Year ago

      @Daimhin Aubrey solid

  • Quirky Lady
    Quirky Lady Year ago +2

    So Proud of All San Jose💞🌴 from Arizona still in Cali Spirit!

  • Chrissy Arlena
    Chrissy Arlena Year ago

    I love that they finally accepted this idea

  • Lin da Nichols
    Lin da Nichols 3 months ago

    I wish I was rich, I would love to help provide funds and build something like this in my city for the homeless! I would also like drug and mental health treatment centers available for free to those who can't afford to go for help! Even with medical insurance, the copays and deductibles aren't always affordable for everyone to go get the help they need!