How About Housing Some Homeless In Your Backyard?


More California, for real.

Under the program the county would lend $75,000 to homeowners to build a backyard house or $50,000 for a garage-type renovation for up to six units. Loan principal would be reduced for each year a formerly homeless person occupies the unit.

After 10 years, the loan would be forgiven and homeowners would be free to do as they want with the building. Imagine the sales pitch if that homeowner ever tries to sell his home including a homeless hut out back.

To gauge interest in the idea, the county reached out to 500 homeowners. Less than one-in-five expressed interest. County officials pronounced that overwhelming. So, as you can see, the program is moving ahead, whether it’s realistic or not.

backyard housing

 

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14 responses to “How About Housing Some Homeless In Your Backyard?

  1. Dan April 14, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Hilarious…..as you could build an “supplemental dwelling” aka an ‘in law apartment’ for $75K. That wouldn’t cover HALF the cost.

  2. Chish April 14, 2018 at 6:01 am

    And…….the homeowners get their lawns fertilized for free, Win-Win!

  3. SafeSpace April 14, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Cool plan! Instant ghettos of substandard, code-violating housing … All paid for by the government. And you conservatives say that government cannot solve problems.

    • Earl of Taint April 14, 2018 at 8:11 am

      I hear you. We’re all too ignorant and uneducated to see the brilliance of their plans. Which would all work so much better if we’d just yield to our betters and praise them for their benevolence.

  4. Deplorable B Woodman April 14, 2018 at 7:50 am

    “YOU FIRST”
    That should be the standard response whenever some asshole opens his piehole.

  5. judgeroybean April 14, 2018 at 9:17 am

    You can tell by the smell where the liberals live.

  6. Papabear April 14, 2018 at 11:48 am

    In order to be classified as “homeless” I surmise there’s a timeline for the future resident, and if it’s been long enough, they will have established habits of homeless, and will treat your property as if it were the “public shit-o-fare”. When they whiz and crap all over your lot, and invite their ilk to join them in their new digs, you will have a cadre of mentally imbalanced anti-social vagrants taking over the sanitation of your property, and THEN, if you complain, you will find out that such protests will become “hate-crimes” because you advocate making them homeless again, and their “squatter’s rights” give them ownership of the main house! Yeah… what could POSSIBLY go wrong here.

    • Earl of Taint April 15, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Your enthusiasm seems dampened, Citizen. Please clap louder to signal your devotion to all efforts made on behalf of Social Justice in order to disengage automatic monitoring. You have 30 seconds.

  7. Deserttrek April 14, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    this would require building code and zoning changes

  8. bzerob April 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:
    Tell them that there is a large plot on the capitol lawn for the first ones!

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