After living for months in a tiny home, a neighbor’s complaint led to an Oregon couple being evicted from their home because it was unsuitable for the land it stands on, according to an article by Inside Edition.
City officials deemed the tiny home as a mobile home and said it was in violation of the single family zoning code because of the wheels on the home, the article said. Homeowners Claire Teasdale and Bennett Frazier can no longer have food, bedding, clothing, water, electricity or heat in the home.
From the article:
“It makes no sense! Portland has declared a housing emergency and has a huge homeless population. We have made our alley-way safer and have been thanked by our neighbors for it, we are gainfully employed and pay all of our taxes, we’ve cleaned up the yard and forged great relationships with many of the neighbors,” Teasdale wrote.
The couple has until September to move the home to a piece of land meant for a mobile home. They also have the option to alter it and develop the property for the space, which Teasdale estimated could cost them up to $30,000.
Teasdale concluded that the city was targeting the wrong people.