California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced plans to send hundreds of new tiny homes to the city of San Jose to help house the homeless.
San Jose is one of four cities in California that will receive about 200 small homes as a form of temporary shelter.
The governor’s plan is to move people from homeless encampments to these small homes.
The cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento will also receive hundreds of these small homes, with Los Angeles getting the most at about 500.
The governor has set aside a billion dollars to help cities reduce homelessness.
The California National Guard will help build the small homes, which will be placed on surplus state land.
Cities will own and manage the small home communities, providing things like restrooms, garbage pickup, social services, and security.
The cities will also decide who gets to live in these homes and will recruit people from homeless encampments.
The governor hopes to have these small home communities in place by the fall.