Bay Area churches build tiny homes for their homeless neighbors
Tiny homes at Goodness Village at CrossWinds Church in Livermore, California,, on Friday, June 3, 2022. - Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group/TNS

Lending new meaning to the phrase “love thy neighbor,” Bay Area churches are turning their parking lots, backyards and other bits of unused land into tiny homes for the homeless members of their communities. And one local nonprofit has made it its mission to help. Firm Foundation Community Housing, co-founded by a Presbyterian pastor, walks churches — and some secular land owners — through the daunting process of designing a tiny home community, securing city permits, applying for funding, and finding a contractor. So far, the organization has helped open tiny home villages on parking lots and...