Birmingham Council approves ‘Home for All’ program to help house homeless

Tiny shelters for the homeless were approved Tuesday by the Birmingham City Council.

The city plans to use up to $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to fund the program, along with support from non-profit organizations and corporate communities, reported.

The proposed pilot program, called “Home for All,” would purchase 50 small, lockable shelters, provided by Pallet Shelter, along with accompanying shower/bathroom units that could be assembled to form a small shelter community. A two-stall bathroom-shower unit is installed for each group of 10 shelters.