A new housing project in Los Angeles, United States, contributed 84 factory-built steel module homes in four short weeks to fight homelessness, and hundreds more on the way.
First inspired by shipping containers, the housing project Hope on Alvarado developed by Aedis Real Estate Group has factory-built steel module houses that were craned onto the concrete base in four weeks, completed with on-site services, full-time counselors, rooftop gardens and a courtyard.
The developer is adding 200 units across Los Angeles to house formerly homeless people and aims to build three to five similar housing projects per year. Modular constructions are gaining in popularity. For a similar project in Toronto, Canada, it took eight months for it to come to fruition.