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NPH Policy Director Michael Lane talked with Rosemary Chalmers on KSCO 1080’s Good Morning Monterey Bay
about NPH-supported Assembly Bill 2176 (Campos). This groundbreaking legislation taking effect in January 2017, allows the City of San Jose to build tiny homes on city-owned property as a pilot program to focus on the homelessness crisis, while permanent, supportive, affordable housing is built.
“Silicon Valley is considered the heart of the innovation sector and yet we’ve got a terrible chronic homelessness problem that we haven’t been able to solve. The way to address this in a relatively cost efficient way would be to provide bridge housing communities with these tiny homes, that don’t require as much infrastructure and cost, until you build out permanent and supportive housing. This will get services to folks, and make sure every step of the way we are improving their quality of life, and at the same time we’re reducing the cost to local government in terms of healthcare costs, public safety, and other issues that arise when you have an unregulated encampment.” – Michael Lane