- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - City officials in Berkeley are considering helping low-income homeless people find a place to stay with tiny assisted-living apartment units.

KNTV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2lPgxHi ) that the City Council is considering a proposal to house some homeless people in prefabricated “micro-unit” buildings. The buildings would feature 160-square-foot studio apartments and would be run by nonprofits and built by private developers.

Developer Panoramic Interests wants to build 5,000 tiny units across the East Bay and rent them for $1,000 a month.

The proposal before the City Council would require the city to find city-owned land that could be used for modular buildings with quick permitting and approvals for projects.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.

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