Portland vagrants construct 'tiny homes' on city streets as homeless crisis worsens

This as the progressive city struggles to contain its homeless epidemic, which comes with open-air drug use and an increase in crime.

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
Portland's homeless population has started constructing "tiny homes" on streets across the city made out of wood and plywood, which resemble livable homes.

This comes as the progressive city struggles to contain its homeless epidemic, which comes with open-air drug use and an increase in crime.

Video footage taken by Kevin Dahlgren, an Oregon resident known for documenting Portland's homeless crisis, shows that multiple wooden tiny homes have been erected on streets across the city.

Dahlgren wrote on X that some homes are equipped with sporting activities, while others are being used for drugs and prostitution.

"I'm finding tiny homes built by the homeless popping up on nearly every block in some neighborhoods. This one is quite nice and even has a basketball hoop. Another (one) I saw today though was used for prostitution and another for drugs," said Dahlgren.

The Democrat-run city has been eviscerated by homeless vagrants over the past several years, which has resulted in residents fleeing the downtown corridor to escape open-air drug use or becoming a violent homeless repeat offender's next victim.

In Oct 2022, former Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared the city's homeless encampments were a "humanitarian catastrophe" as more than 700 homeless encampments riddled with violent crime and drug use flourished under his leadership.

The crisis began to worsen when the state of Oregon voted to legalize hard drugs in November 2020, which exponentially exasperated the problem. As a result, the state voted to re-criminalize possession of hard drugs during the legislative session this year due to its disastrous impact on the city.

However, with the city of Portland's war on police, which began in 2020 following the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, lawmakers passed laws that tied police officers' hands, preventing them from taking action to address the crisis, which frequently takes the progressive guise of "having compassion" for the so-called "less fortunate."

Despite lawmakers spending more than $1 billion of taxpayer dollars to "solve" the city's homeless crisis over the past few years, the crisis has only continued to worsen.

Individuals took to social media to question if homeless vagrants have to apply for permits to construct homes like the rest of Portland's population. People also questioned where they were able to get the supplies to construct the tiny homes.

"Surely, they are paying thousands of dollars for permits. Good on them," one individual wrote on X.

"But I need permission and inspection to build a shed in my yard," wrote another.

Another user added, "Where are they getting all of the wood? I wonder if it's from pallets? It looks too nice to be from pallets, and it's costing so much right now. It seems strange that a homeless person can find the wood to build a home & many ppl can't afford wood for small projects."

The Post Millennial reached out to the City of Portland for comment.
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