"On any given night in Los Angeles County, more than 66,000 people are sleeping on the streets. That number is expected to grow amid rising unemployment, increasing evictions, and the pandemic's interruption of dozens of planned homeless housing projects. In a bid to bring the unhoused public indoors safely, Los Angeles-based nonprofit The Housing Innovation Collaborative (HICo) has launched the Rapid Shelter Innovation Showcase -- an open-source, online platform for rapidly deployable shelter solutions to the homeless crisis worsened by Covid-19. Endorsed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the ambitious initiative invites anyone around the world to submit their temporary or permanent shelter designs -- from conceptual prototypes to on-the-shelf products -- so long as the structures can be designed, built and operated in 90 days or less."

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