USF architecture students help create real-world solutions for homelessness

 

The Celebrate Outreach group is teaming up with a University of South Florida professor to help provide shelter to homeless veterans in the Tampa Bay area. The organization contacted Josué Robles Caraballo last year about building what they call “tiny homes” for homeless veterans.

Caraballo accepted the challenge. He designed a class for USF’s spring 2016 semester where students will ultimately create a tiny home prototype. The class meets every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to discuss different ideas of what the home should include. The students began making models and drawing up designs during the first class.

Caraballo gives students useful feedback to help them improve their models.  Student Chris Loper said he took the class because he wants to help end veteran homelessness.

Caraballo said there are many ways to help the effort. People interested in helping can contact Caraballo or the Celebrate Outreach program.  People do not have to necessarily donate their money. Their time would be greatly appreciated as well.

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IT’S A TINY FIX FOR A BIG PROBLEM. A UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA PROFESSOR AND HIS STUDENTS ARE WORKING HARD TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS IN THE BAY AREA.

 

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IT’S A TINY FIX FOR A BIG PROBLEM. A UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA PROFESSOR AND HIS STUDENTS ARE WORKING HARD TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS IN THE BAY AREA.

THE CELEBRATE OUTREACH PROGRAM CONTACTED USF PROFESSOR JOSE RUBLES WITH AN IDEA A FEW MONTHS AGO.

 

 

 

“They had this great idea of providing homes for homeless veterans in St Pete.”

 

 

THE PROFESSOR AND HIS STUDENTS ARE HARD AT WORK AT THE SCHOOL OF AGRICUTURE AND COMMUNITY DESIGN. TO STUDENTS LIKE CHRIS LOPER, THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A CLASS.

 

“Homelessness and the issues the extend from that, but then also fusing that with the veteran crises we’re dealing with now.”