Tiny homes for homeless in Medford

A MEDFORD GROUP IS HOPING TO GET MORE HOMELESS PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS AND INTO SAFE HOUSING.

BUT WITH A NARROW PLOT OF LAND.

SO CALLED "TINY HOMES" MAY HAVE TO TURN INTO TINY DUPLEXES.

NBC-5'S ELIZABETH RUIZ JOINS US LIVE AT THEPOTENTIAL SITE FOR "HOPE VILLAGE".

ELIZABETH? IF ALL GOES AS PLANNED.

ROGUE RETREAT WILL USE THIS PATCH OF LANDBEHIND ME TO BUILD THE TINY VILLAGE ON THE CORNER OF COLUMBUS AVENUE AND MCANDREWS ROAD.

NATS"the more people we can get off the streets the better"ROGUE RETREAT ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR HEATHER EVERETT SAYS PLANS TO BUILD A TINY VILLAGEWOULD BE A WAY TO PROVIDE SOME HOMELESS WITH A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS.

"to get some of these people who are extremely vulnerable off the streets, into stable housing.

HER GOAL: TO HELP PREPARE THE HOMELESS INTHE PROPOSED VILLAGE SO THEY CAN EVENTUALLY MOVE INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

BUT FOR NOW.

ROGUE RETREAT WANTS TO ACCOMMODATE AS MANYPEOPLE POSSIBLE ON THE LAND.

"it's just a little quarter acre.

funky-shapedtriangle of land" THAT'S WHY SHE FAVORS DUPLEXES INSTEAD OFSINGLE HOMES.

"we're estimating it could increase um anywherefrom two to four more units by being able to duplex them together"ROGUE RETREAT MET WITH A CONTRACTOR TUESDAY TO FINE-TUNE THE DESIGN.

ROGUE RETREAT'S PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL LOOKAT THE DUPLEX IDEA ON WEDNESDAY.

AND NEXT MONTH, THE MEDFORD CITY COUNCIL WILLLOOK AT THE PROPOSED SITE PLAN.

LIVE IN MEDFORD, ELIZABETH RUIZ, NBC5 NEWS.