Modular Housing for the Homeless

The Seattle region will try to save costs and speed construction on three new pilot projects by using modular construction to house homeless.
August 23, 2018, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Kate Walters reports on a new approach to homeless shelters in King County, Washington (i.e., Seattle): modular housing.

According to Walters, "King County is launching three pilot projects to see how modular units might work for shelter and permanent housing for the homeless."

The article includes site planning details for each of the three pilot projects, including details regarding location, number of units, and services and programs offered on site.

"In total, the three pilot projects would house up to about 200 people and cost the County roughly $12 million," adds Walters.

As Walters notes, this isn't the first time modular housing has been proposed to house homeless residents in the region. A previous initiative, funded by billionaire Paul Allen, has been shelved due to issues with permitting.

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Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in KUOW
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