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What could go wrong? Feed and house them, they will come. Yes, they will come from all over the country, as well as illegally crossing the border and that's what this is all about, sanctuary city hiding it's true intentions.
"Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler says Portland will remain a sanctuary"
And what better way to hide them, than in residents backyards?

With more than $300,000 and volunteer homeowners, Multnomah County has a new idea to fight homelessness: Build tiny houses in people's backyards and rent them out to families with children now living on the street.

The homeowners would pay nothing for the construction. They would become landlords and maintain the units for homeless families for five years.

Then the tiny houses would become theirs to do with what they want. If the homeowners break the contract before then, they pay the cost of construction.

The project would put the 8-month-old joint homeless office - a shared effort between the county and Portland -- in the housing business while offering an innovative, if so far small-scale, way to chip away at Portland's affordable housing shortage.

Four tiny houses are tentatively scheduled to launch this June at $75,000 apiece, with the hope for up to 300 accessory dwelling units as they're known in the next year if the first ones work out.

The Multnomah County Idea Lab, a 2-year-old office focused on using out-of-the-box thinking to create public policy, combined tactics of the Federal Emergency Management Agency with a county weatherization program to come up with the plan.

The tiny houses would help fill the need for low-income housing before the recently passed Portland housing bond and private developers can build the 24,000 units that studies say the city needs to stem its housing crisis.

"Those units are not going to come on line for another two to three years and they're really expensive to build in some cases," said lab director Mary Li. "We have people on the street now."

Supporters hope to be able to reduce the cost per house if the project expands, but the price tag is still cheaper than government-funded shelter beds per year. A family of four costs $32,000 a year to house and help in a shelter.

That same family could be supported in one of the pilot project's tiny houses for $15,000 a year during the five-year contract.
More~~~~~~~~~
Check out the pics, these things are no bigger than a tTuff Shed, and about as attractive. Portlanders are getting ripped off, but then, they elected a Marxist.
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/03/multnomah_county_wants_to_ince.html
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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 04:53:53 AM »
What could go wrong? Feed and house them, they will come. Yes, they will come from all over the country, as well as illegally crossing the border and that's what this is all about, sanctuary city hiding it's true intentions.
"Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler says Portland will remain a sanctuary"
And what better way to hide them, than in residents backyards?

With more than $300,000 and volunteer homeowners, Multnomah County has a new idea to fight homelessness: Build tiny houses in people's backyards and rent them out to families with children now living on the street.

The homeowners would pay nothing for the construction. They would become landlords and maintain the units for homeless families for five years.

Then the tiny houses would become theirs to do with what they want. If the homeowners break the contract before then, they pay the cost of construction.

The project would put the 8-month-old joint homeless office - a shared effort between the county and Portland -- in the housing business while offering an innovative, if so far small-scale, way to chip away at Portland's affordable housing shortage.

Four tiny houses are tentatively scheduled to launch this June at $75,000 apiece, with the hope for up to 300 accessory dwelling units as they're known in the next year if the first ones work out.

The Multnomah County Idea Lab, a 2-year-old office focused on using out-of-the-box thinking to create public policy, combined tactics of the Federal Emergency Management Agency with a county weatherization program to come up with the plan.

The tiny houses would help fill the need for low-income housing before the recently passed Portland housing bond and private developers can build the 24,000 units that studies say the city needs to stem its housing crisis.

"Those units are not going to come on line for another two to three years and they're really expensive to build in some cases," said lab director Mary Li. "We have people on the street now."

Supporters hope to be able to reduce the cost per house if the project expands, but the price tag is still cheaper than government-funded shelter beds per year. A family of four costs $32,000 a year to house and help in a shelter.

That same family could be supported in one of the pilot project's tiny houses for $15,000 a year during the five-year contract.
More~~~~~~~~~
Check out the pics, these things are no bigger than a tTuff Shed, and about as attractive. Portlanders are getting ripped off, but then, they elected a Marxist.
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/03/multnomah_county_wants_to_ince.html

Talk about a recipe for disaster! This will be interesting to watch unfold. Since it is in your neck of the woods, keep us informed Solar.
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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 05:00:21 AM »
Talk about a recipe for disaster! This will be interesting to watch unfold. Since it is in your neck of the woods, keep us informed Solar.
Outlandish, isn't it?
This is closer to Walks than me, so more than likely I won't hear any updates, and I bet he won't either when it fails.
We all know what this is, it's a way for the mayor to garner more votes from illegals. You say, "wait, illegals can't vote!" Yeah, they said that here in Ca, and look what happened.
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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 05:02:59 AM »
When you reason with your kids, they usually do what you ask. But some don't and then it's time to bring out the rod. Lovingly, but with the purpose of enforcing the line.

Trump is going to have to enforce the federal law at some point - against the judges who are violating the constitution and the states who won't enforce laws against illegals. He's playing nice for now, but they seem to be taunting him to take action. i wonder when he'll step in and jail the leadership of a state then have the state vote in someone who will enforce the law. That could really get ugly. But it seems to be the inevitable outcome as far as I can tell. What other options are there?

I would hope that POTUS would say something like, "Look folks, we have laws in this country. Until they are changed, it's my job to make sure they are enforced. And your state leadership isn't doing that. So in two weeks, unless this is brought under control, we're going to charge them and prosecute them. Then you need to choose new leadership that will enforce the laws of our nation."

Portland can house the homeless - no crime in that if those they house are citizens. We might just make Portland the homeless state for the entire country. I'm pretty sure all those deplorables and their businesses would leave there city. I was there a few months ago - believe me, they aren't all in agreement with what to do with the homeless. We're getting the messages from the minority and the Dim leadership.

I spoke with a woman who has chosen to live in the city to work with the homeless - definitely a lib but I listened because she at least is trying to live what she believes (to a degree). She's observed that there are three categories of homeless: 1) Those who are handicapped in some way (mental or physical), 2) Those who are on drugs of some kind, 3) Those who choose to be homeless - want the anti-normal lifestyle. It's about 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 according to her. That means there is about 1/3 of the people that can't take care of themselves. The druggies have chosen a life that almost always leads to self-destruction. The other third - well they want it that way ... so be it.

My wife and I went downtown for dinner one evening. We walked a few blocks and were stepping around homeless folks laying on the sidewalks. We passed one guy that was taking a piss on the side of a building ... on the sidewalk. I didn't want to be there with my wife - very uncomfortable and felt unsafe. It's a hard and messy problem. I do believe a community should step up for the handicapped. The other two categories need to find a way somewhere else. That may sound hard, but at some point people have to live in their decisions.

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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 07:02:20 AM »
These libs are incorrigible.

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners this week voted to provide $100,000 (link is external) to nonprofits offering legal aid to immigrant residents concerned about their status or unclear of their rights in the midst of federal immigration policy change.

The vote shifts money from the general fund to the Department of County Human Services for allocation to nonprofits that offer “Know Your Rights” workshops, assist families to adjust their status, and represent individuals who don’t have representation or know their legal options but could face deportation.

County law enforcement agencies abide by state law (link is external) by prohibiting public employees from looking for or apprehending people for violations of federal immigration law. However, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has direct access to the state’s Law Enforcement Data System (link is external). In addition, the county cannot prohibit immigration agents from entering public places, such as lobbies and parking lots owned by the county. And while the agency has arrested residents scheduled to appear on routine matters at the county courthouse, ICE appears to be respecting, for the most part, its own internal guidelines regarding enforcement actions in Sensitive Locations (link is external) -- places of worship, schools, medical centers and hospitals.

https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/board-votes-support-immigration-legal-services
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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 07:24:41 AM »
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places of worship, schools, medical centers and hospitals.
 

They have to get in and out of those areas some way. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 11:00:40 AM »
What kind of idiot would agree to this insane idea?  What happens when a neighbor (s) objects?
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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 11:16:48 AM »
 In a city like this they will be labeled a bigot.
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 12:11:36 PM »
What kind of idiot would agree to this insane idea?  What happens when a neighbor (s) objects?
Based on some of the comments I've been reading, this is not a done deal despite all the hype from the "wannabee like the Bay area".
People are already talking about lawsuits, recalls as well as protests.

I swear, it's vagina envy with these lib cesspits and their need to be another SanFranfreako.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 01:06:58 PM »
Based on some of the comments I've been reading, this is not a done deal despite all the hype from the "wannabee like the Bay area".
People are already talking about lawsuits, recalls as well as protests.

I swear, it's vagina envy with these lib cesspits and their need to be another SanFranfreako.

I guess leftists even have limits when it affects them directly.
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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 01:20:58 PM »
I guess leftists even have limits when it affects them directly.

I find in most big cities.  That people don't like other people parking in front of their house.   But the spot in front of their house doesn't belong to them.    :lol:
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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 01:54:38 PM »
I wonder how many people just put their homes up for sale in the great county of Multnomah?
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2017, 02:49:26 PM »
I guess leftists even have limits when it affects them directly.
Like ya said, a bunch of NIMBY. It's all good as long as their policies don't interfere with their personal Utopia, but the moment they are affected by their own idiocy, all Hell breaks lose. :biggrin:
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Re: Multnomah County offers homeowners to house homeless in backyards
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2017, 04:04:41 PM »
Nothing like walking out back in your nice Portland home with a cup of coffee in the morning, getting ready for your day, and seeing a vagrant squatted over your petunias dropping a number 2.
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2017, 07:12:55 PM »
A more feasible idea is to let those in Mulnomah County who want to be supporting landlords, purchase a large tract of land and place a number of tiny homes and make a tiny home village.  It would eliminate having to impose on your neighbor living next to a tiny home and it would provide a community rather than a 'squatters' environment. Most importantly there needs to be some kind of incentive for those in the tiny home to become self-supporting.  Giving people homes and supporting them for five years does little to encourage them to become self sufficient. 

Has anyone given any thought as to what's going to happen at the end of 5 years?  What happens to those that haven't become self-sufficient?  Kick them to the curb?  Let them stay another 5 years?  What if the inhabitants of the tiny homes are loud and disorderly?
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