The Curry Homeless Coalition has been investigating the possibility of developing a temporary, transitional tiny home community, much like what has been done successfully in Eugene at Opportunity Village, and most recently, Hope Village in Medford.

We have identified potential properties that could accommodate a tiny home community and we have been researching funding and operations for a temporary, transitional community.

These successful communities are self-governed and include community kitchens, bathroom facilities and laundry facilities. 

Eugene also hosts a Veteran’s Safe Spot to help Veterans’ find shelter and access needed benefits, and a Rest Stops for a safe and legal place to seek shelter.

There are many reasons our residents become homeless, but having safe, secure housing or shelter is the first step to securing needed services and benefits, jobs and permanent housing.

Medford

Hope Village


14 units, stick built
Project cost $240,000
Community room, community kitchen,
Community showers, restrooms, laundry facilities.
Case Management
Self-Governed, weekly meetings,’ Village Rules’
Community participation is mandatory
Safety, security, discipline, structure, policies
Application process w/background checks**

Eugene

Opportunity Village


30 units; stick built and conestoga huts
Project cost $212,000 ($98,000 cash, $114,000 donations)
Community room, community kitchen,
Community showers, restrooms, laundry facilities.
Food supplied by local food banks and donations.
Units have electricity
Self-Governed, weekly meetings,’ Village Rules’
Community participation is mandatory
Safety, security, discipline, structure, policies
Application process w/background checks**


Veteran’s Safe Spot

20 conestoga huts, community kitchen and restrooms.
Application process, regulations
Must leave the Safe Spot from 10am-4pm
Bi-monthly visits/check-ins; resources, concerns, etc.
Cost: $2,500 per veteran, per year


Emerald Village (under development)


Micro-housing (160-288 sq ft)
Co-op model-ownership in the village
Second step from Opportunity Village
22 homes ‘permanent dwellings’
Similar governance structure as Opportunity Village


Rest Stops

Safe and legal places to sleep at night
Rules that provide a system of support to its residents
Porta-potties, trash/recycling service, drinkable water
Fire pit, a covered space for common use and meetings
Platforms for tents, bi-monthly check-in meetings,
A useable address or documentable location
Peer and social support