16 May '13, 8am

It’s Fun to Stay at the YMCA: Recycled Shipping Containers to Prevent Homelessness in East London

It’s Fun to Stay at the YMCA: Recycled Shipping Containers to Prevent Homelessness in East London

Teaming up with the Waltham Forest Council, the Forest Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in East London has found a way to respond to the need for transitional housing by converting recycled shipping containers into sustainable single-person dwellings that can be delivered to any site. Dubbed mYPad, the project makes the homes available to those who are newly employed at a rental price of £75 per week, which is approximately 30% of the local minimum wage pay rate, until they can save the necessary deposits for long-term rentals.

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2013/05/its-fun-to-stay-at-the...

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