Dome4aHome A revolutionary idea for low-income housing

submission by Domes4Homes
Dome4aHome A revolutionary idea for low-income housing

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):, Shacklebrand Designs

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Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

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We would like to create a partnership with Los Angeles to help eradicate the problems of homelessness.

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.


We build earthquake, fire, tornado, and flood proof homes that are low- cost and highly energy efficient, here in the US and abroad.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


We will construct two Monolithic Dome homes to showcase the extraordinary qualities of reinforced, open-span concrete construction.
We will show how by providing skills training to the unemployed we can construct permanent, high quality, low-cost housing for the homeless.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


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How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

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Show how low cost housing can be high quality and desirable

How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics? (check all that apply)

Access to healthy food

Healthcare access

Exposure to air toxins

Number of households below the self-sufficiency index

Percent of imported water

Obesity rates

Housing affordability

Rates of homelessness

Walk/bike/transit score

Acres and miles of polluted waterways

Rates of mental illness

Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)

Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)

Percentage of residents receiving coordinated healthcare services (Dream Metric)

Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the healthiest place to live.


By creating housing and employment we will encourage the chronically homeless to leave the streets. This will improve their lives dramatically and free up all the associated resources. We have a solution to finding space for these communities and we have a training scheme to encourage the acquisition of skills that provide ongoing employment. Chronic homelessness impacts many lives and by providing solutions (housing, jobs, local clinics and community care) we can begin the task of eradicating this tragedy and making LA a model of how all cities should be. Experience has shown us that we can provide individual, high quality homes whose construction can be paid for by a weekly rent of $100 - $140.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


We will evaluate occupancy rates, energy usage and generally evaluate demand. We know from similar construction in different parts of the world and different States that demand is very high.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

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I believe in this so much. I'm an Architecture student from Kenya and while this is miles and miles away from where I live and will probably never get to interact with it, I hope that it comes to fruition. Great job!

by YSidney
5 months ago
by punya
6 months ago

send me an email at the contact page at, maybe we will be building domes in Kenya !

by Domes4Homes
5 months ago

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Submission Began
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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