Shipping Containers for the Homeless

A project now being considered by the City of Vancouver, B.C., would overhaul a handful of shipping containers to provide housing for the homeless.

The containers would sit on the lot next to a hotel building that is already providing affordable housing and would be managed by the staff there. Vancouver-based Atira Housing is behind the project, which came about when they realized they couldn't afford a true expansion:

"Lower costs – [James Weldon of JWT Consulting] said containers might be available for as little as $6,000 or even potentially donated – mean that container-based projects could be used as a bridge to more permanent housing or as a stopgap measure on sites while planning or major redevelopment takes place."

Full Story: Vancouver mulls container-based housing

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