Hank bought a bus – Hank Butitta
cardboard portables – Kara Dziobek
our maybe tokyo capsules.. ie: 1972 in tokyo
tent villages, tiny houses, and such.. via Mark Harvoth–
Second Wind Cottages – Carmen Guidi
Community First – Alan Graham
no-strings apartments – utah
also – bow houses
Shani Graham – neighborhood
youth builds own living space
Kent Larson – city/house design
paint city – Edi Rama
tiny house communities:
homeless/low income apartments – project home
Ushuaia – earthship
superadobe earthbag orphanage – withstand nepal earthquake
bulletproof/fireproof… from plastic bottles – http://www.theplaidzebra.com/bulletproof-fireproof-environmentally-friendly-homes-are-being-made-from-plastic-bottles/
bamboo – sturdy et al – http://www.ted.com/talks/elora_hardy_magical_houses_made_of_bamboo
change policy – ie: parking as bundle
billboard homes for homeless – http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/31/smallbusiness/billboards-for-homeless/index.html
accessory dwellings – minnesota
zero energy house – norway
cabin so small – no permit required – finland
apis cor 3d printed house (in 24 hrs – $10,000) http://mashable.com/2017/03/03/3d-house-24-hours/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link#2yiT09n1GOqh
the domes – california – uc davis
school bus cottage – http://www.goodshomedesign.com/amazing-tiny-school-bus-cottage/
tiny houses ($40) for homeless – http://rt.com/usa/234371-tiny-houses-california-poor/
weaving a home: http://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/weaving-home-how-one-woman-can-help-millions-people-globally/ –fb via alexander and leigh
Good news: The shuttered school I tweeted as an example will house Philly’s homeless veteranshttps://t.co/lCFXPhgseA
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/trayf/status/781122055089651712
Follow the money, always. But this seems 2b social housing enabling play/game/health, rather than just “jobs/work”:https://t.co/Eu7rfa1Nx0
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/theplayethic/status/780022140225646593
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There are 18,600,000 vacant homes in the United States. That’s enough for every homeless person to have six.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CovHousePrez/status/492669638359416832
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occupied buildings.. common ing..
it recognises the social value of the experience of living in occupied spaces and not only the economic value of the properties. It is also important because it establishes “the recognition of public spaces as part of a process of constant active listening and monitoring of the city and its demands, in relation to the collective use of spaces and protection of the commons.”
how home ownership became the engine of american inequality
There is a reason so many Americans choose to develop their net worth through homeownership: It is a proven wealth builder and savings compeller. The average homeowner boasts a net worth ($195,400) that is 36 times that of the average renter ($5,400).
While many Americans assume that most poor families live in subsidized housing, the opposite is true; nationwide, only one in four households that qualifies for rental assistance receives it
When we think of entitlement programs, Social Security and Medicare immediately come to mind. But by any fair standard, the holy trinity of United States social policy should also include the mortgage-interest deduction — an enormous benefit that has also become politically untouchable…The MID came into being in 1913, not to spur homeownership but simply as part of a general policy allowing businesses to deduct interest payments from loans. At that time, most Americans didn’t own their homes and only the rich paid income tax, so the effects of the mortgage deduction on the nation’s tax proceeds were fairly trivial. That began to change in the second half of the 20th century, though, because of two huge transformations in American life. First, income tax was converted from an elite tax to a mass tax: In 1932, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (precursor to the I.R.S.) processed fewer than two million individual tax returns, but 11 years later, it processed over 40 million. At the same time, the federal government began subsidizing homeownership through large-scale initiatives like the G.I. Bill and mortgage insurance. Homeownership grew rapidly in the postwar period, and so did the MID.
The owner-renter divide is as salient as any other in this nation, and this divide is a historical result of statecraft designed to protect and promote inequality.
Poverty and homelessness are political creations.
Once a rarity in America, eviction has become commonplace in our cities, disrupting families, schools and entire neighborhoods.
艾未未 Ai Weiwei (@aiww) tweeted at 5:11 AM – 25 May 2017 :
Italy Is Giving Away 103 Historical Buildings https://t.co/q6JA1YFoxc(http://twitter.com/aiww/status/867699549292421120?s=17)
share by Dante – squat empty cities
squatters in nyc
koda – moveable (walking) concrete house – put together in 7 hrs
too expensive to move et al – via Eric and Dante – can’t pack it or bike it
instant housing for urban nomads via Dante
thinking.. hexayurt that turns into back pack –
on other end.. thinking 3d printed houses
japanese retirement home: http://mymodernmet.com/issei-suma-jikka-retirement-home/
better homeless shelters
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CityLab/status/880207699065147392