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Chico City Council to Consider Proposal for Simplicity Village

The Chico City Council will reconsider a proposal to use a property for simplicity village, a set of tiny homes for homeless seniors.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 6:03 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico City Council will reconsider a proposal to use a property for simplicity village, a set of tiny homes for homeless seniors.

Action News Now reporter Laura Eng visited the proposed location off of Notre Dame Boulevard and spoke with the Chico Housing Action Team co-founder Robert Trausch to find out what people need to do to apply. 

"There are certain criteria about the background, criminal record, all of those things we look at that," Trausch said. "We do vetting, a very intense vetting to make sure the people we're getting are worthy. I hate using the word worthy, but worthy of being helped." 

The plan calls for construction of 33 tiny homes, a multi-purpose community building, a covered outdoor dining and food prep area, and an ADA restroom and shower. 

"I think all people are worthy of being helped but I think our particular village to make sure it's safe and successful, we need to do a deep, thorough vetting of anyone," Trausch said. 

If the council approves simplicity village using the Notre Dame Property, the city manager will negotiate a lease with the property owner.

The council declared a shelter crisis a few months ago, which mean that the city must control land with buildings considered for housing.

To view the main Simplicity Village blueprints, CLICK HERE

To view the Simplicity Village Fire Safety and Evacuation Map, CLICK HERE

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