Homeless people in Seaside brace for winter with limited shelter, as tiny homes meant for them sit unused

Certain building requirements specific to the city of Seaside are preventing the tiny homes from being installed.

SEASIDE, Ore. — Robert Bird knows what it takes to survive a winter outdoors in Seaside. He built a rock wall around his tent, a tarp awning and has two portable heat sources. He camps in the one spot homeless people in Seaside are allowed to go, but it comes with its own coastal challenges. 

“Around here it just floods and floods the whole way around,” Bird said. 

Bill Denington, who lives next to Bird in an RV, is one of the lucky ones as colder weather approaches. He said that many homeless people wake

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