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Tiny houses for the homeless


MADISON (WKOW) -- Some members of Madison's homeless community now have their own small, mobile houses.

The first tenants moved into these tiny houses Tuesday on Argosy Court on the city's east side.

City ordinances allow the houses to be parked on the street as long as they're moved every two days.

New homeowner Betty Ybarra said it's nice to move in during the holidays, especially since she's never owned her own home.

"So it's very exciting. Cause it will be ours. Something I'll own, you know."

Occupy Madison is leading the effort to get these houses to the homeless.

The group is working with local churches to allow up to 3 houses in each of their parking lots.

Eventually, Occupy Madison wants to buy land and create a village of up to 30 houses.

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