A March 8 general meeting of the Kenton Neighborhood Association will include a vote on a proposal to house up to 14 homeless female-identified individuals in micro-housing sleeping pods.
The meeting will be held at Disjecta, 8371 N. Interstate Ave. Under the proposal, “POD Village” is to be a year-long pilot project designed by local architecture firms. The transitional village-style community will have oversight and ongoing support from Catholic Charities.
The neighborhood vote comes on the heels of a February survey and information session at the Kenton Firehouse. The POD Village is proposed to be located at 2221 N. Argyle St., property owned by the Portland Development Commission. The PDC may develop the site in the near future, but is willing to lease the site for this project for at least one year.