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Atlanta, GA converts shipping containers into affordable housing

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In light of a growing homeless population in Atlanta, city officials are converting shipping containers into affordable housing units that are accessible for those with disabilities and also include a bathroom, a bed and a refrigerator.. With 40 housing units now in use, the city has plans to add another 20,000 units by 2030.


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‘Innovative solutions’: Atlanta unveils shipping containers converted to affordable housing

The city purchased shipping containers and converted them into 40 affordable housing units.


Georgia: How shipping containers became homes for the homeless

The City of Atlanta is utilizing shipping containers as part of a new initiative to help the city's homeless population.

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