A Plan to End Homelessness
EGIIP - Short Summary
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NEW VILLAGE UNDER
The original Dome Village was CLOSED
as of October 31, 2006
and Action Plan of Law Enforcement Working Group
Presidential, Compehenesive National Homeless Plan
It Takes A Village....
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For All The Support!
The Dome Village, a project of Justiceville USA, is a non-profit
organization which offers a structural alternative for homeless people
unable or even unwilling to live in traditional shelters or return to
the "mainstream" life style.
We are continuing on with the Interim Plan, a
component of the Justiceville/Homeless, USA Downtown Renaissance Plan.
We thank all those who have so generously helped
us continue our objective. And we wish everyone peace, good blessings
and love throughout the year .
After 13 years of operation, Dome Village
successfully completed its mission. When the Dome Village first became
a reality, the surrounding land was an area of urban blight and decay.
Now, in the midst of the Staples Center and high-rise lofts and the
property value has increased 20 fold and our landlord raised our rent in
excess of 700% and we could not afford it.
During the time that Dome Village was in operation
hundreds of homeless people - singles and families were given a safe
environment where they could thrive and rejoin society. For most of
those who were displaced by the closure of Dome Village we were able to
get emergency Section 8 vouchers and now most are in permanent housing.
Presently Justiceville/Homeless, USA (JHUSA)
continues to meet with representatives from HUD and various entities in
the public and private sectors and our proposal for future dome villages
and a National Plan to End Homelessness are being discussed.
We thank all the wonderful people who have helped
Dome Village over the years and if anyone out there knows of a property
where a new village could be established or if you have any other ideas
please let us know. .. email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The domes themselves and the actual village
arrangement is utilized as a stabilizing tool to provide basic,
affordable, transitional housing which is non-threatening to the chronic
homeless person nor to the local neighborhood.
Dome Village has created a positive and innovative
approach to housing homeless people and achieves the goals of
alleviating homelessness as it reduces urban blight and decay in our
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the
Dome Village was founded by homeless activist Ted Hayes in 1993.
It has transformed an unsightly encampment site
into a community of formerly homeless people who have become productive,
industrious and responsible.
The Dome Village is comprised of 20 Omni-Sphere
domes which provide housing and supportive service for up to 34
individuals and family members.
It is to be especially noted here that the
Omni-Sphere dome was designed by Mr. Craig Chamberlain, a Vietnam
Veteran; student and personal friend of the late Buckminster Fuller.
The Dome Village is often able to assist
individuals who have shunned or been unsuccessful in traditional
programs for the homeless offered elsewhere.
While its true that a variety of programs for the
homeless are available, most have fallen short of providing long-term
impact on the problem, unable to meaningfully engage individuals in
activities which can alter the course of chronic hard-core
The Dome Villages philosophy of self-governance,
responsibility, productivity, volunteerism and respect for individuals
and the community right where they are, allows avenues for homeless
people to seek empowerment and make a break from the chronic cycle and
psyche of homelessness.