Current Interim Solutions
Exorbitant housing costs and minimal increases of cost-of-living wages continue to force a growing number of individuals into homelessness. Those that have cars live in them while others are forced to pitch tents on concrete sidewalks. With the desire to assist those impacted by such circumstances, After Homes Foundation seeks to participate in providing a clean environment and a sense of restorative dignity and well-being to those affected citywide. To that end, After Homes Foundation is proud to announce its Mobile Shower Project.
As an offshoot to our Mission statement, the foundation will now include a small fleet of Mobile Service Units that will not only provide shower facilities for the unhoused, but the units are complete with a laundry facility to address the hygienic needs of those whom are houseless and living nomadically on our urban streets. Access to hygiene and basic wholesome care provides dignity to the unhoused individuals that populate a broad expanse of our urban communities. In addition to hygiene services, the units will also offer one-on-one case outreach consultations via Case Managers assigned to each unit.
Partnering with churches, synagogues and other types of centers, as well as private entities, these mobile service units will travel throughout the week to various parts of the city providing an opportunity for all who wish to take advantage of the services provided.
With an ever-constant increasing community of unhoused individuals, a sanitary mobile facility can offer hygiene related services to individuals in need while at the same time contributing to a community’s health by providing a clean environment and thus circumventing any future outbreaks of diseases relative to unhygienic conditions that have the propensity to generate a health crisis citywide.
AFTER Homes Foundation, Inc.
Providing safe, affordable, and sustainable concrete dome housing and other structures for people in need throughout the world.
The AFTER Homes Foundation provides Affordable Fire, Tornado, and Earthquake Resistant homes and other structures, furthering the concrete dome concepts pioneered by Wallace Neff, for:
- Those displaced from their homes following natural disasters
- People living in war-torn areas
- Impoverished populations
- The homeless
- Native Americans
Healthy, harmonious, and uplifting environments are created through:
1. Green, sustainable design. Both active and passive solar design will be implemented as is appropriate for the particular climate (whether temperate, tropical, arid, etc.) for each community.
2. Site planning and landscape design at the communal scale. The dome communities will be planted, park-like environments consisting of an orderly system of roads and walkways. Each dome community will have:
- One or more community meeting rooms
- A main park for festivals, performances, and markets
- Localized gathering spaces for outdoor cooking and dining
- An exercise facility, walking paths, and playing fields
- Clusters of housing to create smaller neighborhoods within the larger community
- Play areas for children
- Community vegetable gardens
- Community laundry facilities
3. Landscape design at the scale of the individual living unit. Each living unit will have trees and other plantings to integrate the home or multifamily structure into its surrounding environment. The plants will be selected as appropriate for the climate, and will assist in the passive solar design of the structures. Each living unit must have a private outdoor garden space for gathering, cooking, and dining.
4. Individuality within the community. The dome homes will have variation to differentiate the homes from each another. The residents will have the ability to personalize their homes, as an expression of themselves, through the exterior finishes, door and window opening styles, and through color. Design options will be given for each development, to accommodate cultural concepts of the elements which make up a home, from which the residents will have the opportunity to select from the available options.
5. The interior development of the living units. The interior of each living unit will be divided into rooms to provide appropriate privacy for the individuals of the family, and also to create the needed group gathering spaces for the family. The interiors will have comfortable furnishings, plumbing, lighting, and well designed kitchens and baths. The homes will accommodate the needs of each particular culture, so that the interior development will vary from region to region and from community to community.