Oakland councilman moves into tiny home to address homelessness

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OAKLAND (BCN) Oakland City Councilman Abel Guillen moved into a tiny home for two days to underscore the homelessness crisis for local students.

Guillen, moved into one of two tiny homes in the parking lot of the West Side Missionary Baptist Church at 732 Willow St. at 2 p.m. Tuesday. He said he previously secured an $80,000 city grant to fund "Pocket Houses," the tiny home program for Laney College of Oakland.

Interfaith Council Proposes Faith-Based Solution to Homelessness


The Interfaith Council of Alameda County (ICAC) is holding a meeting Thursday, Jan. 11th to propose a faith-based homelessness solution plan for the City of Oakland, County of Alameda and the community.

The meeting will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Oakland California Mormon Temple, 4770 Lincoln Ave. in Oakland.

Attending with be Oakland City Administrator Sabrina Landreth, Landon Williams of the San Francisco Foundation and Alameda County Supervisors Nate Miley and Wilma Chan.
Also attending will be Oakland City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Noel Gallo and Abel Guillén.