Homes for the homeless nearly ready to go in Ontario

These tiny homes, part of a project in Ontario to help area homeless, are nearly ready to be occupied. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – A program to provide tiny houses for the homeless is nearly ready to open but it will be at a new site near a day shelter in the northwest part of town.

City crews were busy last week moving 16 tiny houses to a lot next to Origins Faith Community Church at 312 N.W. 2nd St.

“We are just in the process of getting the site development work done,” said Barb Higinbotham, Community in Action executive director.

The tiny house project was the creation of the Homeless Siting Task Force and started in 2019. The task force consists of representatives from the city, Community in Action, local churches, business owners . . .