PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — On the heels of International Women’s Day, local women are showing off how they’re helping each other.
On Friday, several small businesses and Portland State’s architecture school worked to build sleeping pods for the Kenton Women’s Village.
The village, created by local government and non-profit partnerships, gives homeless women a place to sleep as they transition into permanent housing. The Kenton Women’s Village started as a pilot project off North Argyle Street but has moved off North Columbia Blvd.
Sheila Stephens with Professional Women in Building said this is a great time for women to enter the trade.
“That’s part of what our Professional Women in Building is doing and to partner and help build up our women in the construction industry as well as supporting our women that need a hand up from their homelessness, it’s just a natural way to build together,” Stephens said.
All the labor and materials for the project were donated.