City Council Approves Temporary Emergency Housing

Temporary transitional emergency housing to get people off the streets was approved by the Redding City Council Tuesday night. The city will contract with United Way to operate the small village of 8 single occupancy cabins. The location is off Mark Street behind the RABA Facility off South Market. City Manager Barry Tippin acknowledged on KQMS Wednesday that not all the neighbors are supportive of the concept. If the A.C.I.D. Canal had water in it, as in a normal year, it would provide a natural barrier to the adjacent neighborhood. Tippin says there have also been concerns with the proximity to Juniper School. The housing division spent $101,000 to purchase the 8 pallet shelters and install utilities and fencing. Funding for operations is coming from several sources, including the city, the county and United Way.


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