For many of us aware of the true extent of the homelessness crisis in and around Manchester, we’ve often considered what could be done in an effort to find a solution to this ever-growing problem which puts the average lifespan of those affected at a mere 47, a terrifying 30 years less than that of the general population.
One innovative solution being considered across the pond by LA local T.K. Devine involves converting large disabled portable toilets into homes.
When asked by CBS News about the project, Devine states; “Folks who are living rough and living on the streets and are trying to make a better life for themselves, they need consistency, They need a good night’s rest.”
So far he has been able to build the homes himself and says they can easily fit someone as tall as 6’1 with room for a kitchen and sleeping arrangements.
There are around 55,000 in total affected by homelessness in the city, with the rising costs of housing displacing more and more every year. It especially hurts many students trying to get an education in college with estimates that 1 in 10 students are sleeping rough whilst studying.
Since the story broke originally in April, Devine is still looking to find another $3,000 to complete his GoFundMe campaign.
If you want to support his campaign and get a tour of a porta-home before they roll out on the streets of LA head over and donate to his page before time runs out to support this potentially life-changing project to help the homeless.
This initial stage of funding is going towards the first prototype home which is planned to tour LA to highlight the use of micro-housing to make use of available plots of land to help those most vulnerable have a sustainable future.
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