Kenton tiny homes ‘awesome and interesting’

The 14 tiny homes will be filled on Saturday

Fourteen tiny homes in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, June 8, 2017 (KOIN)
Fourteen tiny homes in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, June 8, 2017 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Fourteen women will move into a village of tiny homes in North Portland on Saturday, a joint project between the city and county and approved by the neighborhood to help the homeless.

Fourteen tiny homes in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, June 8, 2017 (KOIN)

The tiny homes in a gravel filled lot in the Kenton neighborhood. The Kenton Women’s Village has homes that are only 8×12 feet but don’t have heat or running water. Eventually there will be a group kitchen and a shower-toilet pod.

Lauren Goche, one of the neighbor volunteers, said, “I think it’s awesome and interesting, hopefully a good solution to some of the homelessness in our city.”

Catholic Charities has a contract with the county to provide on-site management and case work for the women to help them eventually find permanent housing.

The women who live in the Kenton tiny homes have been living on the street in the neighborhood.

There are items that need to be donated:

  • Plastic covered twin bed mattresses
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Twin bed frames
  • New pillows
  • Compact chairs
  • Items for a first aid kit
  • Towels
  • Kitchen items: bowls, plates, utensils, pots, measuring cups, mugs, tongs, coffee pots, spatulas, serving spoons, mixing bowls
  • Hot plates
  • Flashlights
  • Solar or battery-operated fans
  • Mirrors
  • Step stools
  • Heat detectors with CO2 detectors
  • Batteries
  • Picnic tables
  • Outdoor storage container with lock

To donate, call 503.799.1740