Portland church builds tiny houses in parking lot to help homeless people
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Northeast Portland church sees its own parking lot as a solution to help the city’s homeless crisis.
Construction is underway on a 10-unit housing village at the Bridgeport United Church of Christ on Northeast 76th Avenue.
The church is working with the non-profit Beavon PDX to build micro-units and provide services.
“So much about this work is about building relationships and restoration of community. It’s not just about housing. And so, some of the residents have been helping to build the site and have been involved in the process and we look forward to having them here,” said Rev. Tara Wilkins.