By Miriam Raftery
Photo credit: Amikas
August 16, 2020 (El Cajon) – El Cajon’s City Council on Tuesday approved a pilot program to allow emergency sleeping cabins as temporary housing for the homeless. Homelessness is anticipated to rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, after federal unemployment benefits ran out July 31, putting more people at risk of eviction in the future.
The first village of six cabins, similar to structures known as “tiny homes,” will provide short-term shelter for homeless women, especially women veterans, and their children at Meridian Baptist Church on South Third Street.