From container to home – Orange County Register

MIDWAY CITY – Advocates for the homeless got a first glimpse Friday of the innovative Potter’s Lane housing development that will transform cargo shipping containers into steel-frame, private living quarters for homeless veterans.

Once completed at a hoped-for date in November – Veterans Day – Potter’s Lane can serve as a model for the country, said Donna Gallup, director of American Family Housing, the nonprofit developing Potter’s Lane in a lot next to the building where it serves hundreds of homeless and needy people every day.

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