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Riverside's New 'Cabin Village' Offers Temporary Housing For The Homeless

A shelter produced by Pallet Shelters, the same size as the ones being used in Riverside. Courtesy Pallet Shelters
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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.

For some people, large shelters aren't a good option, but the cabins could be, according to Hafsa Kaka, Riverside's homeless solutions officer:

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"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."

The village will have on-site supportive services, including help to find permanent housing.