HOMELESS ECOVILLE – A SUSTAINABLE VIEW TO ENDING HOMELESSNESS
Categories: Homes / Dwellings
HOMELESSECOVILLE: “A HAND UP, NOT A HANDOUT”… A SUSTAINABLE VIEW TO END HOMELESSNESS.
The vision of #HomelessEcoVille is to get homeless people into a position to help themselves and be able to give back to the community through community service, the sale of arts, crafts, and produce surplus donations and through work to rescue distressed animals and people.
Our original goal is to establish a 501c3 corporation. We then intend to purchase land with or without a house on it, with the intended purpose of creating a self-sustaining community of like-minded individuals from the 'residentially challenged' community at large.
HomelessEcoville is a concept of creating communities of ‘tiny houses’ where people who were homeless can come and learn to be self-sufficient by growing their own food and selling excess produce and crafts at farmers markets and other venues. The ‘tiny house’ villages are supported, in part, by ‘big housed’ people who can help train and manage the needs of a HomelessEcoVille.
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower,
does not first sit down and count the cost,
whether he has enough to complete it?
Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish,
all who see it begin to mock him, saying,
‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’”
(Luke 14:28–30, ESV)
· single ‘studio’ style.
· single ‘1 bedroom’ style.
· couple ‘1 bedroom’ style.
· family ‘2 bedroom’ style.
· multi-person homes.
· duplex style.
· water service and distribution.
· hot water/boiler system..
· solar hot water.
· electric service and distribution.
· mail bank.
· ‘community center’ or multipurpose/meeting room..
· complex office.
· fruit stand/store.
· needs assessment.
orland d foster – bio
i am the registered owner of the domain names “iampoorandneedy.org” & “homelessecoville.com” i created iampoorandneedy.org a year ago to assist in my work in bringing awareness to the many needs of the poor and needy on our planet. i create and host websites and blogs for people who are doing good works around the world at no cost to them, as well as host my own pages and blog “the poor man’s word.” i have worked with an orphanage in Mafubira, Uganda for a couple of years, and more recently, we were able to free two families from slavery in the brick kiln industries in Pakistan, through the sites and gofundme campaigns.
in 2006, my wife and i established New Wind Ministries, Inc. with our focus on the slums of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. we established feeding projects that fed 240 kids, 6 days a week. we funded this project from the profits from our construction company in Virginia. we went to India twice a year to conduct Pastor conferences, kid’s camps, and crusades. we were caught in the recent ‘depression’ and our business eventually closed, and as well as the feeding projects, and the ministry.