New tiny-home village in NE Portland offers low-barrier housing for homeless people

The micro-village is on private church property which the nonprofit WeShine leases for $1,200 a month.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Construction crews recently put the finishing touches on a new tiny-home village for those experiencing homelessness that opened in Northeast Portland last week.

The Parkrose Community Village is run by a nonprofit called WeShine and takes a slightly different approach to housing the homeless than outdoor shelters like the city’s Safe Rest Villages, though the individual homes are similar.

“It’s important for them to feel safe and secure,” said Jan McManus, who runs WeShine.

Four people have moved into the village thus far,

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