Tacoma will allow the construction of a tiny house community to help combat the city's homelessness crisis.
The city council passed the resolution on Tuesday.
Tacoma will pay a Seattle non-profit $380,000 to open and operate a 22-tiny house community for the homeless that can accommodate 35 people.
Construction could start as early as Wednesday and would last about three to four weeks.
Before the vote Tuesday, Dep. Mayor Conor McCarthy cut short the public comment period due to outbursts from the crowd: According to city data, 436 people are without housing and more than 120 are on the streets.