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National Catholic Reporter: Amid rising homelessness, Catholic-run tiny home villages build more than shelter

Posted by | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Oregon’s Kenton Women’s Village was recently featured in an article with the National Catholic Reporter highlighting the value of tiny home/pod communities in Oregon.

Kenton Women’s Village (KWV) launched in 2017; a creative and collaborative project, KWV offers a new approach for addressing houselessness at a small scale. The villagers at Kenton are empowered, have a sense of purpose, and take daily steps toward permanent housing.

“There are concerns about the concept, but proponents maintain the tiny home villages are relatively fast to build, appeal to people who eschew traditional dorm-style shelters and — most important — simultaneously provide individuals with community and a door that locks.”

Read the full article here: https://www.ncronline.org/news/amid-rising-homelessness-catholic-run-tiny-home-villages-build-more-shelter