Officials of Portland, Oregon will launch a pilot program where four homes will offer their backyards to have the government’s Accessory Dwelling Units installed that will serve as tiny houses for the homeless.
The pilot program, which will take effect this summer, will turn over the heated, fully plumbed tiny houses to the homeowners for a period of five years and can use them for rental income, according to the Daily Mail.
Portland officials named the project as A Place for You and could become the country’s first program to recruit homeowners to address a homeless crisis. The problem got so bad that the city government declared a state of emergency last year and made it legal to sleep on the street.
Around 200 stable residents have signed up to learn more after the project was made public this week through the press.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Another brilliant idea by the Democrats who have utterly destroyed Oregon! Oregon used to have a flourishing timber industry until the liberals from San Francisco traveled up there and infected the place. Follow the money trail on this project. This is just another expensive experiment by liberals that will end up making the situation worse while lining the pockets of government insiders.
Putting homeless people inside neighborhoods of functioning, working, tax paying people makes so much sense. I’m sure the housing prices won’t be affected by this at all. Can you imagine trying to sell your house while your neighborhood is filled with homeless people living in the backyards?