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Jul 26 10 1:28 PM

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Hi All,

I was looking for a way that people might be able to get out of the Gulf areas, and have some place to go... have private emergency shelters set up for them by others who are willing and able to help. The following is something that others can consider as it has many variations of how this can be done. This should help those (who want to help), to come up with their own unique ways to do so. Churches, organizations and other groups, as well as individuals can put one or more of these scenarios together. Read and see if one or more of these is something you and/or others can do. Pass it along to potential organizers of such scenarios. God Bless anyone and everyone who is able to help. angelnet
 
18 Scenarios for Tent Cities and Collectively Organized Emergency Shelter

by Chris Johnson

http://tentcity.wikidot.com/scenarios

A community group, collective or organization working to address the need for immediate, low cost, short-term housing has several options for collective action. Most, if not all, of these scenarios have been attempted, in this or other regions, with varible success.

Scenario A:

A number of tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected on public land every night at 7pm and dismantled at 7am. A portapotty is transported to storage from the site, with the tents and other gear, in the morning, then returned to the site in the evening.

Scenario B:

A number of tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected on private land (with the permission of the owner) every night at 7pm and dismantled at 7am. A portapotty, shower and kitchen are transported to storage from the site, with the tents and other gear, in the morning, then returned to the site in the evening.

Scenario C:

A number of tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected on public land and dismantled whenever residents are ready to dismantle, or when forced to by authorities.

Scenario D:

A number of tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected on private land (with the permission of the owner), and dismantled whenever residents are ready to dismantle, or when forced to by authorities.

Scenario E:

A number of tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected on private land for a period of 90 days before moving to other private land. (Or sooner if authorities force an earlier eviction)

Scenario F:

A number of tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected in a church parking lot for a period of 90 days before moving to another church parking lot. (Or sooner if authorities force an earlier eviction)

Scenario G:

Municipal authorities are approached with a proposal to erect tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) for an indefinite period of time on private land. (Pre-approved by the property owner). Zoning amendments or other legal requirements are applied and complied with.

Scenario H:

Municipal authorities are approached with a proposal to erect tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) for an indefinite period of time on public land. Zoning amendments or other legal requirements are applied and complied with.

Scenario I:

Municipal authorities are approached with a proposal to erect tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) on a temporary basis on public land. Zoning amendments or other legal requirements are applied and complied with. Process repeats every 90 days.

Scenario J:

Municipal authorities are approached with a proposal to erect tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) on a temporary basis on private land. (Pre-approved by the property owner). Zoning amendments or other legal requirements are applied and complied with. Process repeats every 90 days.

Scenario K:

Private land is converted to a campground (Zoning amendments or other legal requirements are applied and complied with), and tents and small semi-permanent (mobile) structures are erected.

Scenario L:

A pre-existing campground is purchased and tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected.

Scenario M:

Land is purchased and permanent structures are erected as a housing co-op or intentional community or urban eco-village.

Scenario N:

Land is purchased with the intention of building permanent structures as a housing co-op or intentional community or urban eco-village. Tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected before and during construction.

Scenario O:

Land is leased/rented and permanent structures are erected as a housing co-op or intentional community or urban eco-village.

Scenario P:

Land is leased/rented with the intention of building permanent structures as a housing co-op or intentional community or urban eco-village. Tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected before and during construction.

Scenario Q:

Municipal, provincial or federal government is approached for donation of public land for the creation of a housing co-op or intentional community or urban eco-village.

Scenario R:

Municipal, provincial or federal government is approached for donation of public land for the creation of a housing co-op or intentional community or urban eco-village. Tents (and/or small semi-permanent (mobile) structures) are erected before and during construction.

Further Scenarios:

Trailer Parks created or purchases

Private land owners host RV communities in parking lots or in fields.

Vacant Buildings rented, leased, or squatted.