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Homes for Hope Announced As One Of The Winners Of The 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards

25 expert judges evaluated more than 1,000 entries from around the world to find the most innovative ideas to make the world better. Homes for Hope was named one of the finalists for the student entry competition.


Building Homes for Hope

SC architecture students teamed up with Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission to design modular, temporary structures for the homeless in the San Fernando Valley.


L.A. finally has the money to fight homelessness. Here's how architecture can help the cause

Homes for Hope consists of prefabricated housing pods that can be rapidly deployed or dismantled as needed and can be customized to fit virtually any site. Transported via flatbed truck and installed with a basic forklift, these 92-square-foot units cost $25,000 each, including on-site labor and construction. The cost will drop dramatically with a shift to mass production.


California architecture students design shelters for LA's growing homeless population

Students at the University of Southern California's School of Architecture have conceived a series of shelters for homeless people, ranging from a shopping cart converted into a tent structure to a tiny house made of scavenged material.


MADWORKSHOP + USC architecture students address LA's homelessness crisis

In the Los Angeles county area, nearly 47,000 people are homeless — a number that has increased by 5.7% since 2015. Throughout the united states, more than 500,000 people are without permanent residence, with solutions needed across the country. Through investigating the architect’s role in tackling the problem, three different schemes have been produced — focusing on temporary, modular, and expandable solutions, as well as transitional housing.


MADWORKSHOP Students Develop Modular Homeless Shelters for L.A.

For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles has reported the highest homeless population in the nation: 13,000 people, 95 percent of whom are living outdoors, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. While its root causes are diverse and complex— dwindling affordable housing, wealth stratification, lack of social services, and a warm climate among them— architecture students at the University of Southern California have designed an immediate solution: communities of modular, stackable, 92-square-foot “emergency stabilization” units that can be deployed in less than two weeks, just about anywhere.