The Canadian Press

2016-02-23 | BC Homeless Pods

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The City of Vancouver is going mobile in its effort to end homelessness. The city is looking for a company to design and build a series of modular and transportable housing units. Councillor Kerry Jang says the city has so far received proposals ranging from refurbished old shipping containers to purpose-built rooms that lock together like Lego bricks. (Jang says the city hopes to have between 30 and 40 units up and running by the end of the year and they are not meant to replace permanent housing.)

Date: 2016-02-23
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we would be using empty lots for example throughout the city now lots are empty for a number of reasons flight a developer for example is privately owned is waiting for his land to these it rezoned or whatever the case may be or should I land what we'd like to do is put these modular housing unit so quickly and cheaply and have people move off the street into them and start the process of recovery >>