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Tiny Homes for the Homeless

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Solano County Supervisor Skip Thomson in partnership with Community Action North Bay (CAN-B) are spearheading a tiny homes shelter pilot project called 5th Impact here in Solano County. Amid the housing crisis that  California is experiencing, it is imperative that we have transitional shelters for individuals while new permanent affordable housing is being built. 


The dollars raised from this fundraiser will 100% go to site preparation (fencing, gravel, water, and sewer hook-ups), and for the big ticket item of a ADA shower and bathroom trailer that will be on the property for the tenants.  There is NO overhead cost associated with this donation! This is a "housing first" low barrier project that will house up to 10 individuals experiencing homelessness. There will be complete wrap-around services offered such as access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, employment assistance, and healthcare. If this project is successful, it is our hope to bring forward more projects like it, and make additions to the original site in the future. We greatly appreciate the community, friends, and family joining us in this humanitarian effort to allow those going through hard times to live with dignity. 

Press Release: 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 7, 2018

 

News Contacts:

Matthew Davis, Sr. Management Analyst and Public Communications Officer

(707) 784-6111 | MADavis@SolanoCounty.com (AND)

 

Supervisor Skip Thomson, Solano County Supervisor, District 5

(707) 784-6130 | SThomson@SolanoCounty.com (AND)

 

Alexandra Winston, District Representative to Supervisor Skip Thomson

(707) 784-6131 | AWinston@SolanoCounty.com

 

County approves tiny homes shelter project, seeks community partnerships for fundraising opportunities

 

SOLANO COUNTY – On Tuesday, August 28 the Solano County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot project to house some Vacaville homeless in Tuff Shed tiny home shelters located on County property adjacent to the William J. Carroll center on Brown Street.

 

District 5 Supervisor Skip Thomson is leading the coordinated effort, bringing together, with the County Administrator, several County Departments and local organizations. County Health and Social Services and the Veteran Service Office will be part of the outreach services to tenants on an individual case basis. Services will include mental health and substance abuse services, access to veteran benefit programs and other support systems intended to stabilize tenants for permanent housing and employment.

 

The Board approved the concept of five tiny shelters to be constructed as part of the pilot program.  These shelters will house up to ten individuals. The site will include privacy and security fencing, an on-site resident host, with trash and port-o-john bathroom facilities provided by Recology.  Fundraising efforts are underway to secure other site services and improvements including a shower trailer, meeting / service space, and facilities for their pets.

 

The tiny shelter pilot project will use a “housing first” low barrier model.  Tenants do not have to be sober or receiving any treatment services before they enter the tiny shelters program, however, they will be required to participate once they are placed.  They will be evaluated every 30 days to ensure they are following site rules and are meeting their treatment program goals for stabilization.   

 

A community fundraising campaign has begun.  The intent of the fundraising effort is to provide for the pilot project start-up and operational needs and to minimize the impact on the County General Fund.  At this time, private partner donations include Community Action North Bay, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Recology, Paul and Stephanie Yoder, De La Torre Trucking and the Vacaville faith based community. Community partners include the Vacaville Police Department, Solano County Workforce Development Board, There’s a Better Way, and St. Vincent de Paul.

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AVAILABLE, CALL TO ACTION

Anyone interested in making a monetary or in-kind contribution of supplies is encouraged to do so.  Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/acm8w2-tiny-homes-for-homeless or the Vacaville tiny home transitional housing project at http://a.co/dyHvKG0 to make a contribution.
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Follow this link to see Supervisor Thomson and one of our neighbors that supports giving our neighbors experiencing homelessness a hand up on Fox40 News! https://fox40.com/2018/09/08/tiny-homes-to-be-built-in-vacaville-to-help-the-homeless/
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Solano County District 5 issues press release asking for community support for tiny homes shelter project. View here: http://www.solanocounty.com/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=1147&TargetID=1
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Yesterday afternoon the Solano County Board of Supervisors approved the project! Time to hit the ground running! https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/solano-news/fairfield/board-of-supervisors-approves-vacaville-tiny-shelter-program/
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The Daily Republic has posted a story about the project leading up to the Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow! https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/solano-news/fairfield/solano-supervisors-to-consider-tiny-shelter-homeless-project/
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$275 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 1 month
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Fairfield Suisun Community Action Council Inc
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