Six tiny homes to be built in Madera to help address homelessness

The tiny homes will be part of a new triage center at the Madera Rescue Mission.

The Madera Rescue Mission broke ground on its new triage center on Monday, paving the way for tiny homes that will serve the homeless community. 

Driving the news: Once completed, the triage center will have six tiny homes located at the Madera Rescue Mission. 


  • Each tiny home will be 576 square feet and have two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen and a seating area. 
  • The Madera Rescue Mission will use the tiny homes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. 
  • They will also be used to help transition people into permanent and affordable housing. 
  • The project is funded by the Community Development Block Grant and the American Rescue Plan Act and will cost over $1.2 million. 
  • The Madera Rescue Mission expects the project to be completed in the summer. 

What they’re saying: “The triage center is a vision come true for the Rescue Mission,” said Rescue Mission Executive Director Jesse Chavez. “We are extremely grateful for the support of Madera County and partners. Our mission is to serve the least, the last, and the lost with radical hospitality and MRM will be that one-stop shop for those transitioning out of homelessness.” 

  • Madera County Board of Supervisors Chairman David Rogers said the county has a great team of leaders who are dedicated to addressing homelessness. 
  • “The quality of life of all residents is important to all of us and we will continue to work towards the prevention of homelessness in our communities,” Rogers said. “Everyone deserves to live, work, and play healthily in Madera County.”
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