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San Jose: Supporting homeless families and going green

San Jose, CA
25 Shelters
Population Served:
Local Unhoused Neighbors
opening date:
February 1, 2021
City General Funds
build timeline:
Assembled in seven days

Learn to Build a Village

Fill out our form to learn how this solar-powered village became a "green" transitional home to dozens of families in San Jose.

Named “Casitas de Esperanza” – or houses of hope – this Pallet shelter village meets the needs of families experiencing homelessness. Shelters are equipped with folding beds, storage, windows, and heat and air conditioning. Showers, bathrooms, and a 400 sq. ft. community room are also on-site.

This solar-powered village is located at the old San Jose City Hall. Part of a long-range housing plan, this village opened in February 2021, thanks to the San Jose Conservation Corps building team. They assembled all the shelters in this village. The corps provides marginalized youth with living wage employment and job training.

Equipping the village with solar by BoxPower means the county will save millions of dollars in infrastructure and ongoing maintenance costs compared to permanent structures.

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No one should go unsheltered when a shelter village can be built in a day.

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