Medford, Ore. — Progress has slowed for a ‘tiny home’ community for the homeless.
Rogue Retreat, the organizers for the ‘Hope Village’ project, attended Thursday’s city council meeting in the hopes of getting land approval.
The council voted in a 3-3 tie, but the mayor’s no vote broke the tie, with their major concern being its location on third and front and how that will affect nearby businesses.
Rogue Retreat said their main focus is to alleviate concerns from the public and to clear up as many as questions as they can.
“There’s a lot of different fears that people have. is it gonna be an eyesore? It’s not. It’s going to be a well-managed, well-designed tiny house community,” Heather Everett said, Rogue Retreat.
Rogue Retreat plans to create over a dozen tiny homes to help the homeless community. The homes would each be 80 square feet in size and tenants would have to go through a screening process as they would for other Rogue Retreat housing opportunities.