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September 4, 2014

Portland may build micro-communities for homeless people

  • The houses would be just under 200 square feet, cost about $12,000 to build, and rent for $250 to $350 per month.
  • By ANDREW THEEN
    The Oregonian

    Image by Techdwell [enlarge]
    A prototype was engineered by Techdwell from Sherwood, Oregon. The tiny houses would have a bathroom, kitchen and a futon couch.

    PORTLAND — Portland is preparing to endorse the construction of communities of tiny houses on publicly owned land to get homeless people off the street and offer low-income residents safe, clean and cheap places to live.


     
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