Shipping containers are the new homes for the homeless?
The one-bedroom units will cost about $600,000 each, that’s more than the median price of a condo in LA. The total cost of the units will be around 35 million dollars.
The latest housing project for the homeless in L.A. will use specially-designed shipping containers for 53 housing units at the 110 and 105 Freeways. More than $11m of the funding comes from voter-approved HHH. @KFIAM640 pic.twitter.com/ylcNQaCdnE
— mollenbeck (@amollenbeckKFI) November 13, 2019
The total cost is more than $34 million. The $11.6 million figure is just the portion funded by HHH.
Los Angeles Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders recently broke ground on a permanent supportive housing complex that will use stacked shipping containers to house formerly homeless people.
The containers will be arranged into towers, then connected by walkways to create a single, unified building topped with rooftop terraces and gardens. They have been specifically manufactured as modular, prefabricated homes because building codes prevent the developer from using recycled containers.
According to the architect, the design was chosen “as a way to reduce the cost and construction time.” However, KFI News reports that the project’s final price tag breaks down to about $600,000 per residential unit, noting the amount is “more than the median price of a condo” in L.A.
The $34 million “Isla de Los Angeles” development includes more than fifty furnished one-bedroom apartments along with retail spaces, a park, and a shared public street for farmers markets and other community events. Residents will also have onsite accessto social services like counseling, job training, and life skills workshops. More
Somebody is lining their pockets. I guarantee you I can buy a shipping container, insulate it, build walls dividing interior space, hang drywall, wire it for electricity, add a bathroom and kitchen and lay the floor for a lot less than $600,000… follow the money! Everyone is stuffing their pockets all while claiming to help the less fortunate.
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1. Estimated number of homeless in L.A., 60,000. Only need approx 59,947 of these units.
2. These ‘housing units’ could probably sell for at least $275,000 each on the open market, given the obscene cost of RE in L.A.
3. Showy band-aid for media purposes.
— 2ifbysea⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Elemental_LA_OC) November 13, 2019
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