Denver mayor's $7 million request for tiny homes inches closer to approval
The Denver City Council is considering a proposal to purchase hundreds of tiny homes to house people experiencing homelessness.
The city would purchase the tiny homes from Pallet, a social purpose company based in Everett, Washington.
Pallet's tiny homes are 70 or 120 square feet and include beds, desks, electrical panels, heat, air conditioning, windows, and a locking door.
The city would also purchase air-conditioning units, heaters, furniture, community rooms, laundry rooms, and bathrooms.
The total cost of the tiny homes and shared spaces is $5.1 million.
The remaining $2 million would be used to get each micro-community site ready.
If approved, the first shipments would arrive November 1, according to the master purchase order.
The city is committed to ending homelessness, and this proposal is one step in that direction.
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