Everyone deserves safe housing!
Mayor Randall Woodfin announced a safe sleep pilot program called "Home For All" that will provide safe housing for those who sleep in shelters or on the streets of Birmingham. It will follow the lead of cities such as Dallas, Fresno, and Tacoma who have built shelter communities in the past.
“Our residents who are experiencing homelessness deserve to safely sleep in peace and with dignity,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. “We want to provide that for them, but also take it a step further by offering resources that give them the option for a transition into permanent housing.”
📣 Announcing "Home for All" 📣— Randall Woodfin (@randallwoodfin) January 6, 2023
We are launching project Home for All, to provide dignified and safe housing units and wraparound services to residents in need. Each unit is lockable, heated and cooled, and furnished with a desk and bed. pic.twitter.com/sheGAwpuoT
The pilot will be a community project in partnership with Pallet Shelter, an organization that has built shelter communities across the country. They have constructed 1,764 sleeping units among 63 shelter communities with more than 4,000 people served. According to Mayor Woodfin, with the help of Pallet Shelter, each unit in "Home For All" will be lockable, heated and cooled, and furnished with a desk and bed. They can also be assembled in under an hour.
The City of Birmingham will propose this program before the city council on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
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