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.
places of worship, schools, medical centers and hospitals.
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.
I guess leftists even have limits when it affects them directly.