“After a successful collaborative effort to set up the Kenton Women’s Village, City Repair is partnering with [other NGOs] to create a sleeping pod village for 15 houseless veterans in Clackamas County for version 3.0 of Partners on Dwelling (POD) initiative.
The purpose of the CVV is intended to provide shelter, facilities and services for Veterans who are homeless – as a transition to permanent housing. The Guiding Principles are Dignity and Respect, Self-Governance, Nature and the environment.
Behind the Clackamas County offices in Oregon, you’ll find about a dozen architecture students building small living spaces for local homeless veterans.
Modeled after a similar project for women in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, the area’s first Veterans Village will house up to 30 veterans in 8-by-12-foot bathrooms, showers, offices, a kitchen and workshop.
During a 2017 count, Clackamas County identified 85 homeless veterans, including 52 who were unsheltered and 30 who were chronically homeless. Organizers hope the village can fill a needed gap for these veterans between sleeping outside and finding a permanent home.
“It’s not traditional housing, but it’s something that can be done very quickly, very affordably, and hopefully in a very dignified way,” said Todd Ferry with the Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University, part of a coalition of government groups, nonprofits and businesses helping create the village. “Hopefully, in its operation, it can be really empowering through self-governance and by allowing people a place to build community and feel safe.”
Construction details of the Pod Initiative
Wow, be sure to look at the SRG Partnership.com website. This site shows detailed photos, drawings and other important information. This is a Great project!