Olympia may allow 30-cottage homeless ‘village’



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Olympia City Council approved zoning changes Tuesday night that would allow a 30-cottage village as a permanent home for a homeless tent city known as Camp Quixote.

The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/oNzsWv ) it might be the first of its kind in the nation — a cluster of simple structures for sleeping with a central building with showers and meeting rooms.

The nonprofit group Panza plans Quixote Village on county property next to an industrial park. Camp Quixote formed in 2007 and is required to move its tents every 180 days to a new church.

The homeless village still requires a permit which would involve another public hearing.


Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com