In Brief

Repurposed shipping containers provide needed shelter for UK city's homeless population

Homeless people living in shipping containers is not a new phenomenon, but a partnership between the City of Brighton’s Housing Trust and developer QED Property has taken it to a new level.

Brighton has a serious housing problem owing to it high rent and home prices and low average wages. Homelessness in the city is a larger problem than in similar cities in England, including both “street homeless” who sleep where they can and those who find temporary respite with friends and relatives, but have no permanent abode.

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