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Sat Mar 18, 2017, 02:33 PM

Multnomah County offers incentives for homeowners to house homeless in backyards

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/03/multnomah_county_wants_to_ince.html
Multnomah County offers incentives for homeowners to house homeless in 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.

so, you're stuck with whatever rubes are assigned to you with no chance at eviction, and if you break the contract you owe $75,000 bucks. Yeah, I can see the volunteers just lining up.

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Reply Multnomah County offers incentives for homeowners to house homeless in backyards (Original post)
Da Mannn Mar 2017 OP
Deplorable Mar 2017 #1
Mossfern Mar 2017 #3
JaimeBondoJr Mar 2017 #4
fools_gold Mar 2017 #5
Mossfern Mar 2017 #11
Tovera Mar 2017 #7
Jardinier Mar 2017 #2
Tovera Mar 2017 #6
Currentsitguy Mar 2017 #8
Jake Mar 2017 #9
Da Mannn Mar 2017 #10
Wyntir Mar 2017 #12

Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 02:37 PM

1. That sounds even worse than section 8.

Even democrats wouldn't take then up on that offer, lol. Might as well just put a dumpster or landfill in your back yard if you want to live next to garbage and crater your home value.

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Response to Deplorable (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 03:02 PM

3. I'd assume the selection process

would be quite thorough. Just because a family may be homeless, doesn't mean that the members are the dregs of society.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 03:17 PM

4. I'd like to see someone venture a guess as to what the percentages are...

Who do you trust to be sleeping in your back yard at night? Every night? Good nights, bad nights... addiction... psychosis...

Will your "tenants" be allowed to have visitors? Can they have sleepover guests?

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 04:00 PM

5. Why would you assume that?

I would assume the opposite. The selection process will be "neutral" and non-discriminatory and very politically correct. The dregs deserve services as much as the others.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:44 PM

11. Because I've worked with homeless families before

as part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network,and they are people who are just really down on their luck. They are trying hard to get back on their feet and it's probably better for the children to be in one place than to be drifting from one host house of worship to another on a weekly basis.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 05:19 PM

7. The fact that it's limited to families w/ children helps, I'm sure.

But I still expect few takers.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 02:56 PM

2. Liberals are not reality based.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 05:18 PM

6. I live in Multnomah County.

Everyone I know who has heard of this plan either laughs at it or just shakes their head. Our city government here in Portland is an absolute joke. Plenty of money to fund/subsidize useless, unwanted vanity projects for City Councilcritters looking to pad their resume...no money to fix the fucking epidemic of major, tire-eating potholes in the roads.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:49 AM

8. Only me and my dog get to piss in my back yard. :)

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:23 PM

9. What idiot came up with that idea?

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Response to Jake (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:35 PM

10. A Democrat.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:14 PM

12. Better also have

a great liability insurance policy. Don't want to have to give them your house if anything happens to them on your property.


The city should just use some vacant land(sure they have some) and they implement this great idea.

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