Tiger Bay Village – a proposed, full–service community for the homeless.
Conceptual plan of proposed Tiger Bay Village by Michael E. Arth / Pedestrian Villages Inc.
What benefits does Tiger Bay Village provide for the community at large?
- • Provides a lower cost alternative to existing failed programs.
- • Implemented in phases
- • Crime reduction, and alternative to the high financial and social cost of prison
- • Not in anybody's back yard. Thoroughly addresses the NIMBY issue.
- • Provides a permanent solution for the chronically adult homeless which is not being addressed or serviced locally, while providing a place for the temporarily adult homeless to work their way back into the broader community.
- • Executed on County land adjacent to existing services and will spread costs equally amongst all property owners in county, instead of only certain communities.
- • Services will be focused on citizens with ties to Volusia county – all others will be wait–listed or denied so that locals receive services as first priority.
- • Access to Highway 92 Bus transportation, but also in a remote, undeveloped area which will have the least impact on existing communities.
- • Creates desired “campus” of centrally located services.
- • Ideal location for proposed new Salvation Army, Catholic Charities and Daytona Outreach Center facilities to partner as first projects.
- • Hierarchy system which separates drug and alcohol users from the clean and sober.
- • Provides various work opportunities and screened labor force.
- • Provides a model for other areas to solve their own homeless problem.