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Kanye West shares photo of his homeless shelters being rebuilt as part of his '2020 vision' after announcing presidential bid - almost a year after having to tear them down because he didn't have permission

Kanye West shared a photograph of his homeless shelters being rebuilt, almost a year after having to tear them down because he didn't have the right permits for them, as part of his 2020 'vision'. 
The rapper shocked the world by announcing last week that he was running for president. He has since been endorsed by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, and Elon Musk, but is yet to reveal a campaign plan or any events. 
On Sunday, he tweeted a photo of his 'shelter', writing: 'YZY SHLTRS in process #2020VISION'. 
They are the same shape as the domes he was forced to tear down in September that he'd planned to house the homeless in. 
Kanye West tweeted this on Sunday, suggesting his domes for the homeless - which he had to tear down in September - were being built again. It's unclear where the new ones are
Kanye West tweeted this on Sunday, suggesting his domes for the homeless - which he had to tear down in September - were being built again. It's unclear where the new ones are 
West, seen during a visit to the Oval Office in October 2018, announced on Saturday that he was running for president
West, seen during a visit to the Oval Office in October 2018, announced on Saturday that he was running for president
The domes, that were inspired by Star Wars, were on a 300-acre estate in California, near his home. 
It is unclear where the new ones are.  
West built the futuristic structures to create a one-of-a kind community that dismantles the class system within the housing market and shelters the homeless - but he reportedly didn't obtain a building permit.

In August, the rapper was given a deadline of September 15 to secure the permit for the domes.
Los Angeles building regulators visited West's sprawling Yeezy Home community twice and determined that the homes violated building codes as they were permanent structures and require a permit to be built. 
It is unclear whether or not he now has the right permits for work to resume. 
A representative for the star did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's inquiries. 
Torn down: These futuristic dome prototypes were build last year but had to be destroyed because West didn't have the right permits for them
Torn down: These futuristic dome prototypes were build last year but had to be destroyed because West didn't have the right permits for them
Up close, it was clear the domes were just wooden structures with tarp lining them
Up close, it was clear the domes were just wooden structures with tarp lining them 
West announced his presidential bid on Saturday, tweeting: 'We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION.'
The rapper had sparked speculation over the years that he would potentially enter the presidential race one day, most recently in November, when he said he planned to run in 2024.
West's announcement was met with with mixed reactions of skepticism and excitement, as online bookmakers cut his odds of winning the election from 500/1 to 50/1.
The new odds indicate his implied probability of winning the election has increased from 0.2 percent to two percent.
Inspectors were first called to the Gold Digger singer's property following noise complaints from several neighbors living adjacent to his residence.
The first time an inspector with the LA County Department of Public Works stopped by the project, an on-site manager at the Yeezy Home project told inspectors the site was a 'production' project and temporary.
During a second inspection, officials found the structures sitting on top of concrete platforms and determined the prototypes were permanent.
The domes sat on the Hidden Hills property that the 42-year-old rapper and wife Kim Kardashian first purchased back in 2014.
Sources familiar with the project previously said it will 'break barriers that separate classes... namely, the rich, the middle class and the poor'. 
Presidential bid: The 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day with the announcement on Twitter, which was met with mixed reactions
Presidential bid: The 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day with the announcement on Twitter, which was met with mixed reactions
Wife Kim Kardashian had little to say immediately after the announcement, but showed her support by tweeting an American Flag emoji in response
Wife Kim Kardashian had little to say immediately after the announcement, but showed her support by tweeting an American Flag emoji in response
Biggest supporter: Fellow eccentric billionaire Elon Musk sparked rumors that he could be Ye's running mate, as he responded to the tweet: 'You have my full support!'
Biggest supporter: Fellow eccentric billionaire Elon Musk sparked rumors that he could be Ye's running mate, as he responded to the tweet: 'You have my full support!'
In an earlier interview with Forbes, West told a reporter that the domes could 'hopefully be used to house the homeless, having them live in spaces said to be sunk into the ground'.
'Dynamic' has been the word used to describe the project, which fits the exclusive brand that the fashion-mogul has come to be known for.
'There, with the hazy heft of something enormous and far away, stand a trio of structures that look like the skeletons of wooden spaceships,' Zack O'Malley Greenburg wrote of the project in Forbes cover piece on Kanye.
'They're the physical prototypes of his concept, each oblong and dozens of feet tall, and West leads me inside each one.
'He tells me they could be used as living spaces for the homeless, perhaps sunk into the ground with light filtering in through the top.
'We stand there in silence for several minutes considering the structures before walking back down to his lurking Lamborghini and zooming off into the night.'

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