Project builds affordable cabins to house Sac. homeless | News
SACRAMENTO, CA - A new concept in housing Sacramento's homeless population is on display across from city hall.
The Safe Ground Sacramento Community Project is showing off its prototype for an individual sleeping cabin at Caesar Chavez Park.
Michael O'Brien helped design the cabins so they would provide occupants an affordable and eco-friendly option to housing.
"The idea of having a little bit more security, of having individual spaces, and also reaching a certain price-point is reasonable," O'Brien explained.
At $5,000 apiece and intended to be built by those who'll live in them, the cabins would be part of a community powered by solar energy, with communal kitchens and bathrooms, gardens and waste disposal options.
Safe Ground has spent two years working with city and county officials to get political support.
The project would be the first of its kind in the country.
Developers hope the city and county will fund the plan.
Supporters are working with the city to find a parcel of land for the project.