Covid-19 Modular Housing Task Force
Module, Blockhouse Residential, & SpringBoard Design – have teamed up to create a Covid-19 Modular Housing Task Force to develop a rapidly deployable solution to the space and housing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The task force is developing a prototype residential facility that can:
Provide respite for individuals and families affected by COVID 19 during the crisis
Alleviate pressure on the hospital systems given the forthcoming bed shortage in many facilities
Be converted into long-term, age-in-place affordable housing after the crisis subsides.
Below is a presentation that provides an update on the progress made so far by the Covid-19 Modular Housing Task-Force. We hosted a webinar on Wednesday, April 15th at 2pm discussing additional updates and discussing next steps.
You can watch the recording of the webinar here.
ACTION-Housing works with some of the regions most fragile populations providing housing and supportive services to low-income households and those with disabilities. Focused on protecting at-risk people during the COVID-19 crises, ACTION is working to make sure expanded services are available to all of our residents including individuals who live in buildings that provide basic housing in single-room occupancy buildings.
These include McKeesport Downtown Housing, Centre Avenue Y Apartments, and the Residences at Wood Street, providing 400+ units of housing. While these buildings provide individual sleeping rooms, the bathrooms are shared, presenting a challenge to protecting residents from a potential exposure to the virus. Due to COVID-19 many of these residents have lost their jobs and have few, if any, resources to use for food and self-care or personal safety items such as disinfecting wipes, soap, and masks.
To help these residents ACTION-Housing would welcome donations that can be used for masks, food, and disinfecting supplies. All donations are tax deductible and will be put to immediate and critical use.