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Student Research

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Homelessness -- Oregon -- Portland, Homelessness -- Social aspects -- Case Studies


Homeless shelters can be chaotic and sometimes not much better than living on the streets. Sleeping pod villages, such as Kenton Women’s Village, provide opportunities for community development while still allowing privacy and security. The village model provides a more incremental transition into permanent housing from the streets rather than a sudden transition. This report provides an update on the village and results of a survey that explored physical health, mental health, demographic information, and level of satisfaction with village living.


Copyright Portland State University Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative 2019.

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