The increasing number of homeless people across the nation is a problem.
Last year, a team of 12 teen girls from California were troubled by the booming homeless population in San Fernando, and they designed a solar-powered tent that can be folded into a rollaway backpack.
Well, this week, Seattle had a similar thought, only on a grander scale. The city is considering building a "mega tent" — a $3 million structure that could house up to 100 people. That's $30,000 per person in simple math.
Now, these are not the simple structures that immediately pop up in your mind. If you recall, Tesla added an entire general assembly line, and then it caught on fire.
The large structures would have showers, storage, restrooms, laundry, open spaces and even pet areas. Social services and mental health professionals would be available as well — which is why it could cost another $2 million to manage.
The structures are easier to build, and similar programs have worked in Los Angeles and San Diego.