Here’s a liberal band aid that amounts to silly, ineffective virtue signaling. Those homeless people housed in these units (can’t call them homes) are going to be invading suburban neighborhoods because a dumb liberal is willing to have a unit set up in her backyard.
Dumb and DANGEROUS!
Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box.
A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners.
Portland officials are looking for four backyards to place its Accessory Dwelling Units, what some people may call a granny flat, or a tiny home minus wheels.
Under the pilot program taking effect this summer, the homeowners will take over the heated, fully plumbed tiny houses in five years and can use them for rental income.
The project, called A Place for You, is believed to be the first in the nation to recruit stable residents to address a homeless crisis that’s gotten so bad the city last year declared a state of emergency and made it legal to sleep on the street.
Portland has an affordable rental shortage of 24,000 units and nearly 4,000 people sleep on the street, in a shelter or in transitional housing each night.
Residents just passed a $260 million housing bond, but it will be two years before those units are ready, said Mary Li, director of Multnomah County’s new Idea Lab, which developed the concept.
The only ones of this group I’d want in my backyard would be the dogs. The rest of them look like drug addicts because they are drug addicts.
The dogs are often used to draw donations from unwary liberals or just plain stupid people. Some of the local “homeless” in San Antonio reportedly live in homes and are driven to prime locations where their begging earns them $250 a day in tax-free income.