Artist and businessman Kanye West may be interested in a new project: housing solutions for low-income people.
In an interview with Forbes, the rap mogul revealed that he was working on "prefabricated structures" inspired by Star Wars – in particular Luke Skywalker's childhood home.
He would have hoped to use them as a low-income housing option.
Forbes journalist Zack O & Malley Greenburg described prototypes as "skeletons of wooden spaceships … oblong and tall, tens of feet high".
West would have had a meeting with potential investors in San Francisco, which faces a massive homelessness problem.
According to one report, there has been a 17% increase in homelessness in the city over the past two years. Of the 8,011 homeless people identified in January, 5,180 were not protected. The increase stems from the rise in the median value of the house, which stood at $ 1.36 million, according to Zillow's online real estate website. This represents an increase of 2.8% over the past year. The median selling price in the city is $ 1.29 million.
Other cities and counties in California have also seen a double-digit increase in their homeless population.
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West is the third highest paid artist, according to Forbes, behind his wife Kim Kardashian's half-sister, Kylie Jenner. West generated about $ 1 billion in sales of its Yeezy shoe line in 12 months.
Kardashian West has recently expanded beyond its reality, make-up and design empires with a foray into the legal realm. Kardashian West is engaged in criminal justice reform, even going so far as to attend events at the White House and to talk with President Trump. She was awarded the decision to grant leniency to Alice Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense.