From Pods to PADs: Incremental Housing
for Portland

Notes and testimony (writen and live) regarding the City of Portland's "Temporary Alternative Shelters Sites" (TASS) program, launched in 2023. Proposing, for this and related programs, a Portland PAD (Portable Affordable Dwelling) model for low-cost, rapid-deployable homes that can be upgraded, expanded, and resited for permanent housing. 

PDF of April 19, 2023 written testimony to City Council hearing regarding the $50M budget allocation for TASS services.

Below: video of my testimony, at 3:39:25 - 3:42:40

Temporary Alternative Shelter Sites