Right to Exist Curbside Community is a self-governed tiny house community built with the help of volunteers on an unoccupied median strip in front of the Decolonize Mural. The effort was organized by formerly unhoused neighbors previously living in tents or shanties. Anita De Asis Miralle, a founder of the group, explained, "We are saving the city money, This was an unused piece of land with no real value — we gave it value." On Jan 18 & 19, 2020 during the Dr. Martin Luther King’s holiday weekend, the community known as the Village broke ground and started building residential and communal facilities. To understand the connection between the legacy of Dr. King and the efforts to provide emergency and permanent housing read the Village press release.

Photo: Brad Erickson

Photo: Brad Erickson


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