EDAR“I’ve always believed society is defined by how we deal with our weakest links,” explains Peter Samuelson creator of the EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof), a portable shelter for the homeless.

Samuelson says he came up with idea after he realized “The cost of building or refurbishing a traditional shelter is approximately $100,000 per bed created.” In contrast, the EDAR costs only $500 per unit.

Critics argue these tent homes enable homelessness and could become havens for drug use or prostitution because they would be protected from searches by police. Samuelson admits it’s not a permanent solution but it’s “infinitely better than a damp cardboard box.”

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