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MOTOR VEHICLE PARKING BASED RESIDENTIAL ARRANGEMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000227899D
Publication Date: 2013-May-27

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Abstract

Arrangements are made so that people can live in their cars in enclosed space, which can be implemented more economically than renting an apartment. The arrangement will enable them to have an address, and therefore obtain and keep a job. It will help keep those who are cash poor from becoming destitute, even at a substantial lack of comfort compared to renting an apartment.

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Disclosure: MOTOR VEHICLE PARKING BASED RESIDENTIAL ARRANGEMENT

It is intended that this disclosure pass on to the public for public use; and that its use will prevent people from becoming destitute.  And the cost of generating and creating this publication is hereby undertaken so as to prevent any patents from being subsequently filed on this idea.  Hopefully operators can create a business to serve these tenants free from any fear of patent suit.

The problem:

Sometimes people can be very poor; they could be houseless, but not homeless, at least not yet.  The problem is depicted below in FIG. 1. 

Stage

Relative

Comfort

Relative

Safety

Accommodation

Legal address =>

Can get new job =>

Improve situation

Price

5

Adequate

Higher

House

Yes

Higher

4

Adequate

Higher

Condo

Yes

Higher

3

Adequate

High

Apartment

Yes

High

2

Adequate

Adequate

Hotel/Motel

Yes

$20/night

1

Low

Very low  /exposed at night

Live in car  /”vagrancy”

No new job; must keep existing. If they have lost their job, or subsequently lose their job, they cannot get a new one, and destitution is a near certainty.

Zero / (parking ticket?)

0

None (that of street)

None (that of street)

Homeless; can’t get a job because a US street address is too often required in order to get a job. 

No; destitution

is a near certainty.

zero

FIGURE 1

Their hope is that, with a job, they can rise.  The problem is that, even then, the cost of a hotel or motel must be always shouldered, because having a U.S. street address is required in order to get a job.  Notice the stages at the left column. 

Losing the address means being unable to find a new job, and for some people that means living in their car, which becomes dangerous at night, and is illegal in places.  And some could even have a job, for example if they are recent college graduates, but under too much student debt. 

THE INVENTION

The invention creates an intermediate stage for those who have a car, and have the hope of still finding a job.  The intermediate stage is shown in FIG. 2, as the bolded row. 

Stage

Relative

Comfort

Relative

Safety

Accommodation

Legal address =>

Can get new job =>

Improve situation

Price

5

Adequate

Higher

House

Yes

Higher

4

Adequate

Higher

Condo

Yes

Higher

3

Adequate

High

Apartment

Yes

High

2

Adequate

Adequate

Hotel/Motel

Yes

$20/night

More than 1

Low

Hopefully adequate

Motor Vehicle Camp – New

Yes

$7/night

1

Low

Very low  /exposed at night

Live in car  /”vagrancy”

No new job; must keep existing. If they have lost their job, or subsequently lose their job, they cannot get a new one, and destitution is a near certainty.

Zero / (parking ticket?)

0

None (that of street)

None (that of street)

Homeless; can’t get a job because a US street address is too often required in order to get a job. 

No; destitution

is a near certainty.

zero

FIGURE 2 – PRESENT SOLUTION IS BOLDED ROW

As will be appreciated, this idea creates a heaven for these very cash poor, who still try for a job: A legal residence with...