Letter: Shelter space (letter by Troy Haskell) – December 26, 2020
Open letter to Gov. Kate Brown: I know you have more on your platter than you could imagine, but your people need you.
As a recently retired veteran and general contractor, I know Oregon has some of the strictest building codes in the country. Some of these codes make it impossible to make small, temporary housing for our growing population of homeless. One example is the minimal space per person restriction.
Being an engineer in Mosul, Iraq, I assisted in assembling modulated temporary sleeping quarters that were placed on elevated platforms. Astoria, and most towns in this state, have a few miles of unused train track.
Read the entire article here in The Astorian.