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Homeless Crisis in Riverside

Riverside to start construction on cottages for homeless

Riverside has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build 10 cottages for homeless people in Riverside.

The Mulberry Village “tiny cottages” at 2825 Mulberry St. will feature professional builders, sponsor groups, and volunteers “working side-by-side to build safe, healthy, and affordable homes.”
The 400 square-foot cottages will have one bedroom. When finished, the project will provide affordable housing case management and support services based for clients until they are able to move into permanent housing.

The Riverside Housing Authority will own and manage the project, which must remain affordable for 55 years. Cottages will be rented exclusively to persons earning 50 percent or below the area’s median income in 2021, which is $25,150 for one person.

“This is a fantastic example of the community coming together after a long period apart due to Covid-19 and making an immediate impact for Riverside’s most vulnerable residents.” Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson said in a statement. “I look forward to bringing my hammer and nails this Friday when I join our friends at Habitat for Humanity and volunteers from all across Riverside in building these homes.”

Walls will be raised Friday and Saturday at the Mulberry Street address, according to the statement.

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