Will cape town learn from seattleS DIGNIFIED HOUSING FIRST ? Will we spread awareness of what we would like our office bearers elected by us as a community to do on our behalf? (share)
The model has a living room, bedroom, bathroom, and a curved porch. “There are a few other companies that have printed homes and structures,” Ballard says. “But they are printed in a warehouse, or they look like Yoda huts. For this venture to succeed, they have to be the best houses.” The use of cement as a common material will help normalize the process for potential tenants that question the sturdiness of the structure. “I think if we were printing in plastic we would encounter some issues.”
Once ICON completes material testing and tweaking of the design, the company will move the Vulcan printer to El Salvador to begin construction. ICON says its 3D-printed houses will create minimal waste and labor costs are significantly reduced.
cConsidering that there are 7000 on the streets in Capetown approx with approx only 1000 beds, and that endless phone calls to them revealed the same thing last winter. all were fill, the City has come up with SAFE SPACES to be implemented on small scale in March. NGOS were only told about this 2 weeks before it was announced in the newspapers and Tenders had already been taken. Hopefully this will improve the situation a little depending on how many beds , how many years it takes to build enough if they go ahead , how many more street people arrive on the streets in this . Housing first is not an option they have considered it seems . In Finland this option was considered but ultimately rejected as it lead to the same issues in shelters, a lack of privacy. One has to ask if Housing first implemented on emergency tiny homes basis on tracts of land is not as cost effective as dormitories ? and provides a better sense of safety and privacy?
Tiny houses have become trendy in recent years, as people trade in traditional consumer lifestyles for a simpler option -- a living space that’s no more than 400 square feet. But in Detroit, these diminutive dwellings have a lofty goal: giving homeless and low-income people a chance at homeownership. Jeffrey Brown reports on Cass Community Social Services Tiny Homes Detroit project.
MORE TIDES TURNING - HUMANS CAN BE SO COMPASSIONATE WOW - HOUSING FIRST WORKS here is an example from canada. When Medicine Hat, a city in southern Alberta, Canada, pledged to put an end to homeless in 2009, there were many sceptics who thought it couldn't be done. A good six years later, the city says it has fulfilled its promise with the help of a surprisingly simple idea: giving every person living on the streets a home with no strings attached