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Homes of Steel for the Brave of Heart

Sixteen beautiful, 480-square-foot living spaces designed to complement the surrounding environment are now new homes for chronically homeless veterans who once resided on the streets. While Potter’s Lane joins a growing list of projects that have embraced modularized construction, it is the first-of-its-kind to use recycled shipping containers to create permanent supportive housing for our veterans. Adopting this approach has reduced development inefficiencies, increased sustainability and energy efficiency, created opportunities to leverage scarce resources, and provided a solution to increased access to permanent supportive housing without the long development cycles associated with conventional site-built construction and financing.

Designed with the community in mind, Potter’s Lane offers both indoor and outdoor spaces, with beautiful gardens to provide a sustainable environment that soothes the soul. Through tranquil common areas, residents will be encouraged to interact with each other—building community and a sense of belonging and connectedness to others.

"This is a model that can be replicated. It’s an innovative approach to development because the structures were manufactured off-site while site work was being done here. Then, the units were delivered and assembled on-site to create housing - shortening the time it would normally take to build a project. The units are designed to be very strong, sustainable and energy efficient.”

– Donna Gallup, President & CEO

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Potter's Lane in the News

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Breaking Ground

Fox 11 News was on site to witness the first of these units being installed on September 21st! Click here to watch their coverage -

http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/208217991-story

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Project Volunteers

This project could not have been completed without the help of generous donations and scores of volunteers offering to help with the work. Take a look at this short video of our volunteers at work -

To volunteer with any of American Family Housing’s projects or events please contact us by email or phone: volunteer@afhusa.org (714)897-3221x115

Move In Day

In March of 2017, just 6 months after breaking ground, 15 homeless veterans were handed their keys! Click here to see a video from that date –

Earth Day

In addition to housing and supportive services, American Family Housing wants its residents to enjoy a sense of community. On Earth Day, just 1 month after the residents moved in, some of our volunteers and veterans came together to plant the new Potter’s Lane Community Garden! KTLA was there to cover the story

Please consider donating to the next Potter’s Lane project to help more dreams come true! Contact Steve Forry at sforry@afhusa.org or call (714)897-3221 x117

National Attention

This Innovative Project has captured the attention of our nation! Since breaking ground, Potter’s Lane has been visited by people from around the globe and has been featured in over 140 articles and TV news stories reaching audiences totaling over 111,000,000. Everyone agrees we cannot do enough to help the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us free and safe. CBS helped tell the story of how 15 of our servicemen have been given another chance through Potter’s Lane:

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Awards Received

Potter’s Lane has been recognized two years running for its innovative and attractive design for a total of 5 Awards of Merit for the PCBC’s Golden Nugget Awards which showcase projects from across the nation. This year’s categories honoring Potter’s Lane include Best Affordable Housing Community and Residential Housing Project of the Year! We are very proud to announce the Project has won the 2017 Golden Nugget Award for Best Affordable Housing Project and we wish to thank and congratulate our design partner SVA Architects Inc.

Working Together to End Veteran Homelessness

Thank you very much for your interest in what we do here! Potter’s Lane Midway City is just the first of many new projects to help our homeless veterans. As construction partners and building sites are identified, American Family Housing will need your help with the donation of funds or services. If you or your organization is interested in helping to eliminate veteran homelessness please contact us for more information at (714)897-3221 x117

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