Tiny homes for homeless in Medford

Medford, Ore.– A Medford group is hoping to get more homeless people off the streets and into safe housing.

But with a narrow plot of land, so called “tiny homes” may have to turn into tiny duplexes.

If all goes as planned, Rogue Retreat will build the tiny village on the corner of Columbus Avenue and McAndrews Road.

“The more people we can get off the streets the better,” Administrative Director Heather Everett said.

Everett says plans to build a tiny village would be a way to provide some homeless with a roof over their heads.

“To get some of these people who are extremely vulnerable off the streets and into stable housing,” Everett said.

Her goal is to help prepare the homeless in the proposed village so they can eventually move into affordable housing.

For now, Rogue Retreat wants to  accommodate as many people possible on the land.

“It’s just a little quarter acre, funky-shaped triangle of land,” Everett said.

That’s why she favors duplexes instead of single homes.

“We’re estimating it could increase anywhere from two to four more units by being able to duplex them together,” Everett said.

Rogue Retreat met with a contractor Tuesday to fine-tune the design.

Rogue Retreat’s planning committee will look at the duplex idea on Wednesday, and next month the Medford City Council will look at the proposed site plan.

If you’d like to contribute to the tiny village, visit www.hopevill.org.

Rogue Retreat is receiving applicants for Hope Village.

They are hoping to help people who have been homeless in Jackson County for a while.

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