The Huffington Post

A bold new solution for homelessness is rising in California’s Orange County.

On September 21, the nonprofit organization American Family Housing set up the first of 54 shipping containers that will provide housing for homeless veterans in Midway City, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported. Once they’re stacked and connected, the containers will form a sleek two-story residence with 16 units.

Called Potter’s Lane, the residence will be California’s first shipping-container apartment building. It is expected to be completed by January.

 

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If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, or are in immediate danger, please dial 911.

If you are fleeing or considering fleeing a domestic violence situation please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1(800)799-7233 or TTY 1(800)787-3224.

If you have no place to sleep tonight, please call 211 for referral to an emergency shelter nearest your current location.

If you are looking for housing, please contact 211 for referral to an agency that can refer you to housing opportunities based on your income and needs.  While AFH provides both Transitional Housing and Housing units for rent, enrollment in these programs is routed through the coordinated entry system by dialing 211. This applies to our properties both in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

For other assistance please contact American Family Housing at (714)897-3221 or email us at info@afhusa.org.