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Portland pilot program puts homeless in residents' backyards

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A pilot program in Portland, Oregon will put homeless families in little modular homes built in the backyards of willing homeowners.In exchange, the homeowners will own the fully plumbed tiny houses after a five-year lease and can rent them out.The idea will start with just four units but Multnomah County officials hope to expand.It's believed to be the first project nationally to join homeowners with the homeless.