Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 4-7-2024


homeless, homelessness, housing, homes, los angeles, tiny homes, tiny home villages, funding, unhoused, community, crises, housing crisis, budget expenditures, hotel vouchers, federal funding, homeless services, mayor bass, inside safe


Los Angeles is in a homelessness crisis. Millions of dollars are poured into preventing its causes and curtailing the increased medical costs and crime rates that stem from it. The solutions vary, but one new solution in the form of tiny home villages hopes to provide a cheap and effective way to get people experiencing homelessness off the streets.

In 2021, Los Angeles began opening tiny home villages, also referred to as cabin communities, for unhoused people during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are currently 11 tiny home villages in Los Angeles, operated in a joint effort between the government and non-profits, who provide wraparound support to those experiencing homelessness through shelter, mental health support, food, and various other services.

Yet, three years after these tiny home villages began operating in Los Angeles, little is known to the general public about their operations and efficacy regarding funding, functionality, and success. This report seeks to fill these knowledge gaps and provide recommendations for maximizing the use of tiny home villages for the unhoused community in Los Angeles for years to come.

Funding Sponsor

A-Mark Foundation