Ontario council approves tiny homes for homeless

ONTARIO – Plans to create housing for Ontario’s homeless population moved a step closer last week when the Ontario City Council decided to lease city property to Origins Faith Community.

Officials plan to place 15 to 20 tiny homes, each 8-by-10 foot, at the location between Northeast 4th Avenue and Northeast 3rd Avenue off North Oregon Street. The homes can accommodate one or two people, said Adam Brown, Ontario city manager. 

The council decision was the culmination of a cooperative effort between the city, Community in Action and Origins Faith Community to help the growing homeless population in Ontario.

The tiny homes will be part of a six-month trial, said Brown. After six months, said Brown, the city would “evaluate it and see if there are things we should be doing different.”

Plans call . . .