Riverside's New 'Cabin Village' Offers Temporary Housing For The Homeless
The City of Riverside has unveiled an alternative shelter solution to help house homeless residents: dozens of small cabins.
Each of the units in the Cabin Village has a bed, storage space, electrical outlets, air conditioning, and a common space. The cabins were built for both families and individuals.
The #Riverside City Council voted to establish an emergency shelter cabin village, add 40 beds at an existing homeless shelter for use by people who are homeless in Riverside, & offer rental assistance to homeless individuals. The village features 20 cabins. #NBCLA pic.twitter.com/siWQWWszgq— AlexVnews (@alexvnews) March 11, 2020
For some people, large shelters aren't a good option, but the cabins could be, according to Hafsa Kaka, Riverside's homeless solutions officer:
"Folks who may be experiencing trauma from bigger environments, sometimes folks get really overwhelmed, this is kind of a more intimate environment so that you kind of get that one-on-one attention as needed."
- Riverside builds temporary homeless ‘village’ of 30 tiny shelters (Riverse Press-Enterprise)