Being out on the streets is life or death and without shelter people die. There is amazing work transforming the lives of our people in need. A home is so crucial in making sure that one is protected from the elements that nature constantly exposes us to. New Story a charity that works to provide shelters in developing countries around the world, has teamed up with ICON to build sustainable homes with inexpensive materials. Technology has come so far, and 3D printing has becoming a new building block for architects . ICON has built a 3D printer called Vulcan that is able to build affordable home in 24 hours. The home has walls made with a concrete mixture for only $4,000 at 600 to 800 sq. feet.
At 7,500 people, the city of San Francisco has one of the largest homeless populations in America. There is a major need for affordable housing across the country and very few cities are tackling the issue head on. San Francisco’s Public transit (BART) Bay Area Rapid Transit is undergoing a major overhaul. With the transit system introducing hundreds of new train cars to improve the city’s transportation service, the agency will run out of room to store the old trains. This will give a great opportunity to utilize these old train cars as an alternative to constructed homes.
Funds are needed for affordable housing communities. The skyrocketing home prices are driving up the homeless rate. A research study connected found that 8 out of 10 states with the highest homelessness rates also have the nation's highest median home prices. The homeless population is increasing and not enough is being done to decimate the issue.
Other Housing Alternatives:
*Bamboo House India
*Shipping Container Complex