Ontario council explores sheds to shelter homeless

A homeless veteran prepares his things after being told by officials he must leave the area in a recent sweep. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO – Ontario officials are reviewing a plan to use tiny homes as emergency shelter for the city’s homeless population.

An idea to use golf cart storage at the Ontario Municipal Airport fell through last week, said Adam Brown, Ontario city manager.

“We did end up talking to our engineers at the airport and there were some obstacles there about not having any residential properties within 1,000 feet of the runways,” said Brown.

Now, he said, city officials are studying whether the idea of buying sheds – with $150,000 from the state – is workable.

“It is probably a solid, primary option,” said Brown.

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