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Ontario’s tiny home shelter prepares to close for season

The tiny homes shelter project in Ontario. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel)

ONTARIO – The tiny homes shelter in a lot next to Origins Faith Community Church at 312 N.W. 2nd Street and sponsored by Community in Action, Origins Faith Community and the city of Ontario is closing for the season on June 30. 

Organizers said that all 37 shelter residents were actively engaged with program staff in plans to find “step-up” housing so that they would have the shelter they sought come July. 

“Our thought is that we’re going to continue to run it as a winter shelter October through June,” said Barb Higinbotham, executive director of Community in Action. “I think it’s going to work really well.”

Higinbotham said that despite neighbor complaints at the beginning and middle of . . .