Birmingham OKs plan to offer tiny shelters to the homeless

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tiny shelters for the homeless were approved Tuesday by the Birmingham City Council.

The city plans to use up to $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to fund the program, along with support from non-profit organizations and corporate communities, reported.

The proposed pilot program, called “Home for All,” would purchase 50 small, lockable shelters, provided by Pallet Shelter, along with accompanying shower/bathroom units that could be assembled to form a small shelter community. A two-stall bathroom-shower unit is installed for each group of 10 shelters.