Oroville, Calif. -- An inmate crew from the Butte County Jail is hard at work laying the foundation for Base Camp Village.
It's an affordable housing complex for homeless people who struggle with mental illness.
The $800,000 dollar project was funded completely through community donations.
Here's how it works:
"They have to pay 30% of their income," said Executive Director for the non-profit, Mia Kirk. "They can live here as long as they like unless they violate their lease so it's an apartment just like anybody else living in an apartment."
The 12-unit complex are being built on Paula Court, after neighbors of the original site on 10th Street petitioned against the development.
The Butte County Continuum of Care will help select the 16 people who move in.
The houses will be complete by Summer 2019, and a second complex is set to be built on Nelson Avenue.