A new rate independent porous plasticity model is proposed for the modeling of ductile damage initiation due to void growth in metallic materials. The model is based on a simple yield description which includes two porosity functions that affect both deviatoric and hydrostatic stress evolution. The current version of the model predicts damage solely due to void growth and it should be extended to include the void initiation and coalescence criteria. The numerical examples study the performance of the developed model for the evolution of porosity through unit cell calculations and for the necking of a uniaxial tensile bar. The preliminary void growth calculations in the unit cell study is acceptable at triaxiality values below 1. (C) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) Peer-review line: Peer-review under responsibility of the 1st International Workshop on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture of Engineering Materials organizers.