Shipping containers to act as multi-story housing for homeless in San Diego (San Diego Housing Commission)

Date Published: 
July 26th, 2023

From FOX 5 San Diego:

Construction crews are developing a multi-story building aimed to house people experiencing homelessness and they are using shipping containers to get it done.

The new development is underway in the El Cerrito neighborhood of San Diego and local leaders believe it could be the building blocks to a fast-paced housing solution.

FOX 5 was able to take a tour of the modular multi-story development made up of recycled shipping containers. It’s said to be an effective yet quicker approach to give shelter to the homeless population with hopes of opening at the start of the new year.

The building is comprised of studio apartments which are made up of two shipping containers, one-bedroom options made up of three containers, and a two-bedroom made up of four containers. Each unit comes already fabricated with drywall, sinks, cabinets, toilets, and windows already built in.

The project is spearheaded by homeless advocacy group, PATH San Diego in tandem with the city along with the San Diego Housing Commission.

Read FOX 5 San Diego's article "Shipping containers to act as multi-story housing for homeless in San Diego," featuring the San Diego Housing Commission.

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