Hope on Alvarado – Homeless people in Los Angeles will live in this stunning apartment complex made from shipping containers — take a look inside

Business Insider

December 12, 2017

Like many other dense cities around the United States, Los Angeles has a homelessness epidemic. Approximately 46,874 people struggle with homelessness in LA, and most live on the streets full-time.

A new housing project called Hope on Alvarado aims to address this issue.

Local architecture firm KTGY Architecture + Planning has designed an affordable micro-apartment complex that will start housing dozens of LA’s homeless residents by 2019.

The Hope on Alvarado building will be located in Westlake, a neighborhood in northwest LA. Construction on the 84-unit complex, developed by Aedis Real Estate Group, will begin in 2018.

The primary building material will be shipping containers, which will serve as the apartment units.

The five-story building will contain studio and and one-bedroom apartments, ranging from 400 to 480 square feet. Here’s what the minimalist interiors will look like.

Every resident will have their own bike parking space and access to a central courtyard. The staff on the ground-floor will also offer support services to tenants.

KTGY Architecture + Planning is known for their affordable housing projects. This is an affordable residential building completed by the firm in 2014 in Santa Monica, California.

Hope on Alvarado is one of several shipping container buildings that aims to offer housing to the homeless in the LA area. In early 2017, a 16-unit shipping container building opened in Orange County.

The rent to live in a Hope on Alvarado apartment is not yet set. But the firm says it will be very low-cost.