Councilmember Jeff Harris explores housing options to address homelessness

City of Sacramento Councilmember Jeff Harris explores options for housing the homeless and will showcase an affordable micro-unit display on City Hall property beginning Monday, January 30.

The MicroPAD or “Prefabricated Affordable Dwelling” will be on display at City Hall— at the corner of I and 9th Street — from January 30 to February 3.

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Designed by the company Panoramic Interests, the MicroPAD is a prefabricated 160-square foot dwelling which comes fully furnished with a private bathroom, kitchenette, armoire, desk and bed. The MicroPAD was created to provide the homeless with high quality housing, quickly and economically.

“I believe that the MicroPAD is an affordable option that could help meet the Mayor’s goal of 2,000 housing units of supportive housing within a shorter timeframe,” said Councilmember Jeff Harris. “The units are designed to accommodate a variety of spaces for supportive services and gives the homeless more than just a place to stay, but a place to call home.”

Councilmember Harris will be available between 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, January 30 for media tours of the MicroPAD. Additionally, the MicroPAD will also be open to the public to tour.

For more information, see the video that provides an overview on the MicroPAD.