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Steel Container Apartments for Homeless Ready for Move In

John Bare,

The Hope on Alvarado apartment building is ready for residents transitioning out of homelessness. The building is five stories high, has floor to ceiling windows, and a steel exterior that gives it a modern-industrial feeling.

Inside, the building boasts of resources and amenities that will offer support and comfort to the formerly homeless residents.

The two sizes of apartments on offer are 320-square foot singles and 480-square foot one bedrooms. "I think that for me, the nicest aspect of the units is the amount of glass,” said Mark Oberholzer, an architect who helped design the project. “To me . . .the aesthetic of the building is like more like a high-end condo building. And for people that at first spend a lot of time in their units, having a lot of natural light is important.”

Oberholzer says the apartment complex is the first of many to come. Three more projects like Hope on Alvarado are slated to open around Los Angeles in 2022.

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