b'The locking door isWe built a prototype, but due to theasked me if Hope of the Valley would stackable nature, it would require firebe the service provider if the city was a big deal, especially sprinklers, was very heavy, and madeable to build the first tiny home com-the price point too high. munity in his district. I was thrilled to women whoOne of the local councilmensat the offer and said yes. In quarter experienced sexualchief of staff knew I was workingfour of 2019, construction of the first with USC on the tiny home concepttiny home community in LA was violence and traumaand asked me if I had seen the Palletunderway on Chandler Boulevard in Shelter units. Unfortunately, beingNorth Hollywood. It was a 39-unit, while living on theso engrossed in my own project,75-bed complex built on city-owned streets. The thoughtI was not aware of Pallet SheltersRecreation and Parks land. innovation. After viewing their of having a place to64-square-foot, tiny home units, IWelcome home call home that was realized that they had overcome theI n February 2021 the Chandler excessive weight concerns by usingTiny Home Community was safe and secure movedlightweight fiberglass, and they wereofficially opened. The criteria for able to mass-produce the tiny homes.entrance was being homeless within most to tears.In 2019, there were only a few tinya three-mile radius of the site. Local home communities in the state ofoutreach and engagement teams California. A local city councilmanwould perform a basic assessment \x02 JULY/AUGUST 2021 WWW.CITYGATENETWORK.ORG 23'